Compare 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Toyota RAV4
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,451 $25,080
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,910 $29,850
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,908 $26,640
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,142 $23,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,601 $28,450
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,599 $25,240
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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

$23,451
$36,145

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,080
$37,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$418 / month
$628 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point. 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

22 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.4 55

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.9 95.4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.6 40.1

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 -

Second Leg Room (in)

37.2 35.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

39.8 39.1

Second Hip Room (in)

48.9 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 56.2

Second Head Room (in)

38.9 39

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Front (in)

61.8 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.3 6.9

Length, Overall (in)

179.9 174.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

38.4 23.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

73.4 56.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

38.4 23.8

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.2 11.1

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

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.9 16.9

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.8 39

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P255/40HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P255/40HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

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)

3550 3404

Wheels

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

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 280

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 140

Engine

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

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

172 @ 4100 207 @ 1700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 23

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.15 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.90 2.30

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.07 3.45

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.42 1.55

Trans Type

6 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6.0 -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 7.7 (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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