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Compare 2016 Acura RDX vs 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Acura RDX
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 28 $34,695 $36,870
RDX AWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $35,916 $38,170
RDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 19 28 $40,938 $43,520
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 28 $38,169 $40,570
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $39,389 $41,870
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 29 $33,287 $35,370
RDX FWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $34,507 $36,670
RDX FWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 20 29 $39,530 $42,020
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 29 $36,760 $39,070
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $37,981 $40,370
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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 $27,552 $28,700
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,895 $24,890
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $30,135 $31,390
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,067 $34,445
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $29,448 $30,675
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,790 $26,865
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $32,030 $33,365
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $34,962 $36,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,695
$27,552
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$28,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$478 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura RDX is a smooth and responsive crossover SUV; it’s easy to live with, as long as the back seat fits your passengers. While it's not as fun as other VWs and the old design leaves it behind in terms of safety, technology and fuel economy, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers on most of the important small-crossover promises.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 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 Capacity
5 5
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 Volume (ft³)
103.5 95.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
65 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (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 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
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/40HR19
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 3404
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 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
252 @ 4900 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
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
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
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.7
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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