Compare 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
2011 Toyota RAV4
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,771 $23,720
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 25 $23,827 $24,820
4WD 4-Door S 4Motion 19 25 $25,704 $26,775
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $27,087 $28,215
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi 19 25 $31,086 $32,380
2WD 4-Door SEL 20 25 $31,810 $33,135
2WD 4-Door SEL w/Premium Navi 20 25 $32,918 $34,290
4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion 19 25 $33,687 $35,090
4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaud 19 25 $35,895 $37,390
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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $21,015 $22,475
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $22,324 $23,875
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $22,605 $24,175
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,916 $24,510
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $23,810 $25,465
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $23,914 $25,575
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $24,225 $25,910
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $24,408 $26,105
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $25,110 $26,855
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $25,606 $27,385
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $25,717 $27,505
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $26,915 $28,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,771
$21,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$22,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan feels refined and sophisticated, but it's not especially rewarding to drive. Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.3 108.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.1 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
145/80R18 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.41
Trans Type
6 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.95 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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