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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 Toyota RAV4

  2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2WD 4-door Auto S Side Exterior View 2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$22,840
$22,650
Invoice $21,926 $21,178
MPG
City/Highway
18/27 19/28
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. Read Full Review The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • A premium interior
  • Turbo four is strong, efficient
  • Cabin is roomy
  • Build quality and materials
  • Tasteful looks will last

Dislikes:

  • Handling is uninspired
  • Manual transmission feels vague
  • Styling can seem too staid
  • Expensive for its niche

Likes:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration (V-6)
  • Relatively fuel-efficient

Dislikes:

  • Very small third row
  • Side-hinged rear hatch
  • Rear-mounted spare
  • A dated design within this class
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