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2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$28,500 to $37,330
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $26,791 to $35,091 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 41 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 38 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

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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. 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 Hybrid and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to 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.

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

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