What is the difference between a Tiguan S and SE?

By Product Expert | Posted in Trims, Volkswagen Tiguan on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 6:17 pm
Habanero Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan parked on the side of the raod as a woman opens up the hands-free liftgate using her foot. A man looks on with admiration and walks over to ask her about it.

The premiere compact SUV that is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in a whopping seven different trim levels. Features change notably throughout, along with, of course, the price; the top 2019 Tiguan trim starts at $38,895, a far-cry from the $24,295 of the baseline S.

Today, we’re going to elucidate the differences between the two starting trims: the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE. Let’s see what changes you’ll encounter if and when you take your first step up the 2019 Tiguan trim ladder.

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S Vs. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE
$24,295 Starting MSRP $26,695
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
Not available CD Player Glove box mounted single
Not Available MP3 Capability Standard
Not Available Aux Port Standard
Not Available Voice Recognition Standard
Manual Air Conditioning, Front Dual Zone Front Automatic
Available Blind-Spot Monitoring System Standard
17” Silver Aluminum Wheels 17” Machined w/ Painted Accents Aluminum

Features on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

We’ve listed some of the main differences in the table above. As you can see, infotainment is one main area that gets a big boost in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE trim. Some key features get added in as well, such as Duel Zone Front Automatic Climate Control and a Blind-Spot Monitoring System.

Furthermore, the interior gets a variety of upgrades for an all-around premium-feeling whole. Interior features on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE include:

  • Leather/Piano Black and Metal-look Accents
  • Carpeted Front and Rear Floor Mats
  • KESSY USB Ports
  • KESSY Proximity Key
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Eight-Way Power Adjustable Front Seat
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Available Sunroof

The 2019 Tiguan SE trim also gets some additional security features, including:

  • Stolen Vehicle Tracking
  • Keyless Access System
  • Ignition Disable
  • Content Theft-Deterrent Alarm System

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Interior front seat/cabin view of a 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.Similarities Between the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S and SE Trims

The major elements of these two trims are the same- both get the same engine and same dimensions, which means the same weight, same fuel economy, same cargo room, and same interior space/passenger volume. Both trims are available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, with AWD adding $1,300 to each MSRP.

Both the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S and 2019 Tiguan SE trims come with:

  • Bluetooth
  • LCD Screen
  • Six Speakers
  • Primary Monitor Touchscreen
  • Speed Sensitive Volume
  • Available Remote Start

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