Compare 2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Toyota RAV4
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $24,077 $25,750
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $30,770 $32,910
RAV4 AWD 4-Door SE 22 29 $28,672 $30,665
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $25,871 $27,670
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 23 30 $22,768 $24,350
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 23 30 $29,461 $31,510
RAV4 FWD 4-Door SE 23 30 $27,363 $29,265
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 23 30 $24,562 $26,270
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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 $27,552 $28,700
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,895 $24,890
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $30,135 $31,390
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,067 $34,445
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $29,448 $30,675
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,790 $26,865
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $32,030 $33,365
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $34,962 $36,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,077
$27,552
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,750
$28,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$478 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is a competent crossover utility with a new Hybrid model this year, updated safety systems, and lots of interior space. While it's not as fun as other VWs and the old design leaves it behind in terms of safety, technology and fuel economy, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers on most of the important small-crossover promises.
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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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 95.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.5 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.9
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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)
3570 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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.7
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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