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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2014 Toyota 4Runner Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Tiguan than in the Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota 4Runner offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Toyota 4Runner requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota 4Runner have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Tiguan is much slimmer than the Toyota 4Runner, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Volkswagen Tiguan, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota 4Runner.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Tiguan has much lower torque than the Toyota 4Runner, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
The Volkswagen Tiguan has less seating than the Toyota 4Runner, making the Toyota 4Runner the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Tiguan has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Tiguan comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.

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2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $23,305 - $38,835

2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.44%
City MPG: 18 - 21 17
Highway MPG: 26 21 - 22
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,373 - $37,282 $30,193 - $39,928

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