The compact SUV and crossover segment is one of the most competitive on the market today, but after only one year of sales, the Volkswagen Tiguan has shown that it has what it takes to battle with the top dogs—the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 are the perennial best-sellers in this field.
The CR-V benefits from a smooth ride, a strong reputation for reliability, and flexible interiors, while the RAV4 boasts optional V-6 power and third-row seating.
Overall, the Chevrolet Equinox was much-improved last year and boasts a new direct-injected four-cylinder engine that's more fuel-efficient.
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|2011 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings||2011 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I4 ECOTEC||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door Manual S||FWD 4-Door LS||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2011 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2011 Chevrolet Equinox||2011 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2011 Honda CR-V||2011 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2011 Toyota RAV4|