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2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota
RAV4

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New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$26,050 to $35,980
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$24,945 to $38,795
Invoice* $24,357 to $33,642 $23,947 to $37,243
MPG - City 25 - 28 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 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
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.

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. The Destination Charge for the Toyota RAV4 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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.

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

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.

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.