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2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $25,245 to $39,095
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Invoice* $24,544 to $33,829 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 69.7 - 69.8 ft3 65.7 - 73.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 203 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 - 181.5 in 185.1 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 73.4 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.5 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 - 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

Performance
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.

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

Utility
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.

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