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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S
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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
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 15.9
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3360
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.41
Trans Type 6 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.8
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 -
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