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2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2021 Toyota RAV4

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$26,250 to $36,180
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $24,544 to $33,829 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 25 - 28 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota RAV4 than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Volkswagen Tiguan offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota RAV4 as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Toyota RAV4 is somewhat more expensive 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 RAV4 and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

The Toyota RAV4 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Toyota RAV4 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which may make it easier to park.

With its lower torque engine, the Toyota RAV4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The Toyota RAV4 has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Tiguan, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

If you've got something you need to pull, the Toyota RAV4 will do just as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Toyota RAV4 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The Toyota RAV4 has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Toyota RAV4 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The basic warranty of the Toyota RAV4 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.