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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 95.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.8
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3550 3404
Wheels
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
Rear 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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
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 (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
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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