Compare 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2014 Toyota RAV4

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 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 $22,020 $23,550
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,329 $24,950
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,375 $25,000
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,684 $26,400
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,478 $28,320
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,787 $29,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,373
$22,020
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,305
$23,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$393 / 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 2014 Toyota RAV4 is sensible and spacious; but if driving fun is a priority, you can do better.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.1 42.6
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.9
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.8 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 38.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 11.2
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 34.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3397 3435
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
280 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.81
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 (Est) 7.0 (Est)
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
Rollover Rating

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