Compare 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2013 Toyota RAV4

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2013 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 $22,373 $23,305
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
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FWD 4-Door LE
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
$22,373
$21,786
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,305
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel. 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
City
18 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.3 101.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.1 42.6
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 179.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.8 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 73.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 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)
11.3 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 34.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact 165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3397 3435
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 x 6.5
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)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
280 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 24 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.95 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.91
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.00
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 (Est) 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 1.8
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
--
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
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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