Compare 2011 Toyota RAV4 vs 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 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 21 27 $22,324 $23,875
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $25,110 $26,855
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $23,914 $25,575
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $24,225 $25,910
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $26,915 $28,785
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $25,717 $27,505
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $21,015 $22,475
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $23,810 $25,465
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $22,605 $24,175
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,916 $24,510
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $25,606 $27,385
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $24,408 $26,105
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 25 $23,827 $24,820
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,771 $23,720
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $27,087 $28,215
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SE w/Sunroof & Navi 20 25 $29,208 $30,425
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SEL 20 25 $31,810 $33,135
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door SEL w/Premium Navi 20 25 $32,918 $34,290
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door S 4Motion 19 25 $25,704 $26,775
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion 19 25 $28,963 $30,170
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SE 4Motion wSunroof & Navi 19 25 $31,086 $32,380
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion 19 25 $33,687 $35,090
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door SEL 4Motion w/Premium Navi & Dynaudio 19 25 $35,895 $37,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,324
$23,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,875
$24,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$414 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families. The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan feels refined and sophisticated, but it's not especially rewarding to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.1
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
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 - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front 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
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.56
Trans Type
4 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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