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2017 Acura RDX vs. 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RDX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Tiguan, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2017 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,570 - $43,720

2016 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $24,890 - $36,420
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.77% As low as 4.92%
City MPG: 19 - 20 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,475 - $41,126 $23,895 - $34,962

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.