I'm trying to be fair in this thread, since some features typically won't be available at a certain pricepoint. I'm also aware that VW is constantly trying to differentiate the Audi brand, which blocks some things we'd like to see in the Tiguan.
With that in mind, here's what I reasonably think has been missed:
-Heated rear seats: This is available in competing brands, at the same price point.
-Rear Camera Under Badge: This seems like a real miss, because the current camera is always dirty. Curious how much they saved by omitting the flip/flop badge solution used in so many other VWs.
-No Sliding Visor for Front Passenger: The driver's side slides, but the passenger's does not. Again, was this for minor cost savings?
-No HomeLink Without X Package: I don't consider HomeLink as a high-tech item, only belonging in a package with high-priced tech add-ons. It should be basic, or at lest mid-trim available.
-Quality Carpet: Unsure how to describe this, but our "Highline" model (highest trim aside from R) has that "hairy" carpet you often find in a trunk. The type that can never be fully vacuumed. Have never seen it inside a vehicle before - ugh. Cost savings yet again?