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2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP*: $28,500 to $37,330
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2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $25,995 to $36,595
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MPG - City 41 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 38 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 69.8 ft3 65.7 - 73.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Auto Manual 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 176 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,750 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 in 185.1 in
Exterior Width 73.0 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
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
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Tiguan offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 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). The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Powertrain
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.