Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Trim Levels Black & SEL Premium Explained


You've done it. You've narrowed down your search. You've looked at all the new SUVs for sale on the market today; compared performance specs, pricing, standard features, and style; and decided that the new VW Tiguan for sale beats the competition and is the best seven-seater SUV for you and your family. Here at Jim Ellis VW of Kennesaw, we happen to agree.

But now you have to narrow it down a little further. Which new VW Tiguan trim model gives you all the features you want? Let's take a look at the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels and compare the VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black to the VW Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line.

We'll look at starting MSRP, combined mpg ratings, engine performance, transmission, drivetrain, and seating to help you choose the Tiguan R-Line that will transport your family into the future.

What Is the Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black?

First of all, what are the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels? Let's start with the VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black. The new VW Tiguan R-Line Black has a $30,595 starting MSRP.1 Key highlights of the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line SE include R-Line design throughout the interior and exterior, park distance control in the front and rear, and a panoramic sunroof to let more light into the cabin.

What Is the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line?

The VW Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line is priced higher than the SE R-Line Black and starts at $39,095.1 Notable features on the SEL Premium R-Line include a FenderĀ® premium audio system, a power passenger seat, and the R-Line design inside and out.

What Is the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Design?

The VW R-Line appearance package comes on both Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels and includes several modifications to the exterior, such as 20-inch wheels that fill arched wheel openings. The R-Line package also adds stylized air inlets up front along with front and rear bumpers that are unique to the R-Line trim models. Other notable exterior modifications include R-Line badging and side skirts that create a sportier look than other Tiguan models.

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Trim Level Comparison Chart

Style Starting MSRP* Combined MPGEngineTransmissionDrivetrainSeating
SE R-Line Black $30,595 25184-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder8-speed A/TFWD7
SEL Premium R-Line $39,095 24184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder8-speed A/TAWD7

VW Tiguan R-Line Performance

Now that you know more about the VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black and Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line and the features both models offer, let's look at the engine, transmission, and powertrain on these new VW SUVs for sale.

The SE R-Line Black is motivated by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SEL Premium R-Line for sale has a slightly smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder that still delivers the same 184 horsepower and mates with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The biggest difference between the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels in terms of performance is the powertrain. The SEL Premium R-Line offers the handling performance of AWD, while the SE R-Line Black is an FWD SUV. If you like the extra grip of AWD in the rain and snow, the SEL Premium R-Line is the new Tiguan SUV for you.

As far as fuel economy, the SE R-Line Black delivers an impressive EPA-estimated 25 mpg2 combined rating, while the SEL Premium R-Line produces a comparable EPA-estimated 24 mpg3 combined rating.

VW Tiguan R-Line Lease Deals

After you compare Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels and choose between the Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black and Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line, you'll want to look at current VW Tiguan lease deals.

If you are shopping for custom lease deals on new SUVs and low APR auto loans, contact the finance department at our dealership and get pre-approved for Volkswagen financing.

Many of our customers find it easy to save on their auto loan payments when they shop our inventory of pre-owned Volkswagen Tiguan SUVs for sale. A late-model used Tiguan R-Line will give you many of the same features as the current lineup but can provide a more affordable financing payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the VW Tiguan trim levels?

For the 2021 model year, the Volkswagen Tiguan is available in a choice of five trim models. When deciding on your next new SUV with seven seats, choose between the Tiguan S, Tiguan SE, Tiguan R-Line Black, Tiguan SEL, and Tiguan Premium R-Line with 4Motion. Test drive any and all of these new VW SUVs for sale at our dealership.

What does Tiguan R-Line mean?

The new VW Tiguan trim lineup offers two models with the R-Line designation. They are the Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black and the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line. Both vehicles offer the R-Line design package that includes sporty styling elements throughout the interior and exterior to distinguish the R-Line models from other new Tiguan SUVs for sale.

What is the difference between the Tiguan R-Line and SEL?

The biggest difference between the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels is the SEL Premium R-Line offers AWD handling, a higher starting price, and an upgraded audio system. The SE R-Line Black offers a slightly larger engine for a higher combined estimated mpg rating. Test drive and compare both of these new VW SUVs for sale at our nearby auto dealership.

Shop Tiguan R-Line SUVs at Jim Ellis VW of Kennesaw

Our local VW dealership is proud to offer an assortment of Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line trim levels for sale. Take a ride in a new SE R-Line Black or SEL Premium R-Line today, then secure an attractive lease offer. Our sales and finance associates are eager to assist you. Let our team hand you the keys to a new VW R-Line that will excite your daily drive.


1All prices shown are the U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") and do not include extra costs, such as, but not limited to, taxes, dealer charges, registration, and transportation. For specific product availability and program information, please visit your local authorized Volkswagen dealer.

225 combined mpg (SE R-Line Black 2.0L Turbo 8-speed automatic). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

324 combined mpg (SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTIONĀ® 2.0L Turbo 8-speed automatic). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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