Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Acura RDX
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,430
$22,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$23,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 95.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 3397
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 200 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.89
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 8.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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