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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 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,926
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,840
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$378 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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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 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
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
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 174.3 181.9
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 Size 145/80R18 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 1500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
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
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
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
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 179 @ 6000
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Double-wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
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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