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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Tiguan than in the Toyota FJ Cruiser, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota FJ Cruiser will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Tiguan requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota FJ Cruiser will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota FJ Cruiser 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Toyota FJ Cruiser has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota FJ Cruiser has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Warranty
The Toyota FJ Cruiser comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Tiguan.


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2014 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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MSRP*: $27,680 - $29,270

2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $23,305 - $38,835
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City MPG: 16 - 17 18 - 21
Highway MPG: 20 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $25,743 - $27,221 $22,373 - $37,282

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