2024 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2024 Toyota RAV4

2024 Toyota

MSRP*: $28,675 to $38,380
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan

2024 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $28,880 to $38,880
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MPG - City 25 - 27 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 35 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 69.7 - 69.8 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 203 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 - 181.5 in 186.1 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 36.6 - 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

The Toyota RAV4 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, 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). Whether you pick the Toyota RAV4 or the Volkswagen Tiguan, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

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.

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

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