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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Transmission

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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
FWD 4-Door LE (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $21,786 $23,300
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $22,712 $24,290
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,095 $24,700
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,021 $25,690
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $25,254 $27,010
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $26,563 $28,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,075
$21,786
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 excels at mass-market talents like gas mileage and interior room--but for turbocharged fun in a crossover, you'll have to look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.800 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.100 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.300 101.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.200 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800 55.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.100 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.200 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.800 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.900 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 174.300 179.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 65.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.900 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.500 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 56.100 73.4
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) 23.800 38.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.300 x 1.000 10.8 x - TBD -
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) 11.300 x 0.500 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.800 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.800 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.700 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.400 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size 145/80R18 165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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 3435
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.100 1.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
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 176 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 24 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 26 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.920 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.920 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.890 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.090 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.950 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.160 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.300 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.380 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.91
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5 (2012)
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
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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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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