Compare 2008 Toyota RAV4 vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2008 Toyota RAV4
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
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AWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Tiguan AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,839
$26,946
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 95.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
181.1 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 6.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.30 x 0.98
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)
11.2 x - TBD - 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3444 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 (Est) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Trans Type
4 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
coil spring NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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