Compare 2015 Acura RDX vs 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Acura RDX
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $36,145 $37,650
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $25,205 $26,255
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,121 $28,250
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $30,010 $31,260
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $32,247 $33,590
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $38,041 $39,625
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $27,101 $28,230
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,017 $30,225
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $31,906 $33,235
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $34,143 $35,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,258
$36,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,495
$37,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness. The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers on all of the important small-crossover promises, although it's not as exciting as some other VWs.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 95.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3
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)
12 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 3404
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (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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