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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Volkswagen Tiguan than the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Tiguan as you will with the Toyota RAV4, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. 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 RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a little narrower than the Toyota RAV4, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Volkswagen Tiguan is slightly shorter than the Toyota RAV4, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volkswagen Tiguan transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Volkswagen Tiguan has a little more horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4. The Volkswagen Tiguan has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Tiguan comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.

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2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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

2014 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,550 - $29,720
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 18 - 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $22,373 - $37,282 $22,020 - $27,787

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