Compare 2014 Toyota RAV4 vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Toyota RAV4
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,329 $24,950
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,787 $29,720
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,684 $26,400
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,020 $23,550
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,478 $28,320
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,375 $25,000
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
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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 $35,406 $36,880
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,329
$35,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$36,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is sensible and spacious; but if driving fun is a priority, you can do better. The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 102.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 56.1
Brakes
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 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3550 3404
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 19 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.8 (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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