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2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura RDX than 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
The Acura RDX is a little wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as 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 a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Acura RDX will do just as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura RDX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2018 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,800 - $44,000

2018 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $25,195 - $37,550
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City MPG: 19 - 20 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 N/A
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $33,995 - $41,763 $24,188 - $36,048

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.