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2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP*: $30,725 to $39,030
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $26,950 to $37,680
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MPG - City 38 - 41 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 35 - 38 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 69.8 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
Engine
  • 219-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 219 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,750 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 38.2 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.1 in

*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 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 more 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.