- the 2022 volkswagen tiguan, which received a light facelift, will start at $27,190 for the front-wheel drive base s trim, $750 more than last year.
- the sel and sel premium r-line are replaced by one model, the sel r-line, that splits their starting prices at $37,790 and comes standard with all-wheel drive.
- the cheapest tiguan is pricier than the honda cr-v, mazda cx-5, ford escape, and hyundai tucson but comes in below the toyota rav4.
for 2022, the vw tiguan compact crossover gets a facelift with sharper styling and upgraded tech, and now the german company has released pricing for the updated model. the base tiguan s with front-wheel drive will start at $27,190, a $750 increase from 2021, with vw’s 4motion all-wheel drive available for an extra $1500. all-wheel drive is an option on first three trim levels, but comes standard on the top sel r-line model, which starts at $37,790. the 2022 sel r-line is more expensive than the 2021 sel but cheaper than last year’s top trim, the sel premium r-line.
in between the s and sel r-line are the se—$30,690 for front-wheel drive and $32,190 for all-wheel drive—and se r-line black, which starts at $33,490. every 2022 tiguan features a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four producing 184 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. an eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission. front-wheel-drive versions include three rows of seats, uncommon for the segment, while all-wheel-drive variants are limited to two rows.
the tiguan is priced a little higher than some of its rivals in the compact-crossover market. the base tiguan s is pricer than the honda cr-v lx ($26,575), mazda cx-5 sport ($26,545), ford escape s ($26,800), and hyundai tucson se ($26,135). still, the tiguan undercuts the toyota rav4 le ($27,565) and the sel r-line is cheaper than some of the high-end trims on its competitors. the tiguan is due to reach dealerships in the united states during the third quarter of this year.