What’s the difference between 2020 Tiguan S and SE?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, FAQs, VW Tiguan on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Silver 2020 Volkswagen TIguan driving through a city intersection.

Standard and Available Features on the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S Vs. 2020 Tiguan SE

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent vehicle, and desired by many. This excellence is present straight from the base trim level of the vehicle; it’s been acclaimed for being even more loaded with features than its other crossover SUV rivals.

The 2020 Tiguan is also one of the only machines in its segment to provide three rows of seating on most models. As such, many buyers are interested in the features of the base S trim and how they compare to those of the next level up, the SE.

What are the differences between the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S and 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE?


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The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S starts at an MSRP of $24,945, while the 2020 Tiguan SE starts at $27,095. The 2020 Tiguan S trim comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, a USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, cloth upholstery and 17-inch alloy wheels. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and forward collision warning with emergency braking and pedestrian detection.

The interior comes with standard cloth seats (that are delightfully comfortable), with a good amount of soft-touch surfaces. Cubbies abound for storing items, and the smooth, modern infotainment system is a highlight. It also has physical knobs on hand for easier control while driving.

The main features added by the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE trim are an 8-inch touchscreen, HD Radio, satellite radio, two additional USB ports, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. A panoramic sunroof can also be thrown in for an additional $1,200.


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Woman fiddles with the navigation screen inside a 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
Rear seats inside a 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

What comes standard on the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan?

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in five trim levels: S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL and SEL Premium R-Line. All trims of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan enjoy a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and third-row seating.

The SEL Premium R-Line trim, however, does come with all-wheel drive. The third row on this trim is available rather than standard. All other trims can spring for all-wheel drive at an additional $1,300.

This family vehicle is delightfully roomy inside, with plenty of space for adults and car-seats alike. There’s a good amount of head and legroom, and a healthy amount of space for gear in the cargo hatch.

Did you know? In some countries, the base trim on the 2020 Tiguan is known as the Trendline, and a higher trim is the Comfortline. Feature allotment is a bit different than what we get here in the U.S.

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