2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Arrives at VW Showrooms With $1,365 Price Cut | Edmunds

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Arrives at VW Showrooms With $1,365 Price Cut

HERNDON, Virginia — The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan starts at $25,755, including an $865 destination charge, reflecting a $1,365 price decrease compared to the base 2015 model, according to Volkswagen of America.

For 2016, the Tiguan R-Line is repositioned at a lower price point between the S and SE trims "to make the sporty and aggressive styling even more accessible," VW said. The Tiguan R-Line was the top-of-the-line model for the 2015 model year.

The 2016 Tiguan R-Line is priced at $29,565, including shipping. Details include a roof spoiler, body-color side skirts, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with paddle shifters and stainless-steel pedals.

In comparison, the 2015 R-Line starts at $38,515, including shipping.

The new top-of-the-line 2016 Tiguan 2.0T SEL is priced at $35,310, including shipping, for a price increase of $855 versus the 2015 SEL model.

On sale now at Volkswagen dealerships, the 2016 Tiguan is a carryover vehicle with a few new standard features. They include leatherette seating surfaces, heated seats and keyless entry with push-button start.

The Tiguan also features a new infotainment system for 2016 that provides more connectivity features, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

A 200-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI gasoline engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual shifting is standard in every 2016 Tiguan.

Key Tiguan rivals include the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.

Edmunds says: Volkswagen dangles a tantalizing Tiguan price cut on the base model before shoppers in this hot segment.

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