Compare 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
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LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 LE AWD 22 29 $24,132 $25,810
RAV4 LE FWD 23 30 $22,823 $24,410
RAV4 Limited AWD 22 29 $30,206 $32,305
RAV4 Limited FWD 23 29 $28,897 $30,905
RAV4 Platinum AWD 22 29 $33,800 $36,150
RAV4 Platinum FWD 23 29 $32,491 $34,750
RAV4 SE AWD 22 29 $28,228 $30,190
RAV4 SE FWD 23 30 $26,919 $28,790
RAV4 XLE AWD 22 29 $25,153 $26,900
RAV4 XLE FWD 23 30 $23,844 $25,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 34 30 $31,988 $34,030
RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD 34 30 $30,255 $32,185
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 34 30 $27,288 $29,030
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $25,892 $26,970
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 20 24 $23,995 $24,995
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $35,017 $36,475
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 20 24 $33,120 $34,500
Tiguan 2.0T Sport 4MOTION 20 24 $33,136 $34,580
Tiguan 2.0T Sport FWD 20 24 $31,239 $32,605
Tiguan 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 4MOTION 20 24 $30,762 $32,070
Tiguan 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition FWD 20 24 $28,865 $30,095
Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4MOTION 20 24 $23,012 $23,970
Tiguan Limited 2.0T FWD 20 24 $21,115 $21,995

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,132
$25,892

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,810
$26,970

Monthly Payment Estimate

$430 / month
$450 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.3
4.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a roomy crossover SUV, but it's now a nine-year-old design with marginal safety scores and only average handling.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.8 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.1 6.9

Length, Overall (in)

183.5 174.5

Height, Overall (in)

67.1 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 11.1

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

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

Front Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P215/65HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P215/65HR16

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)

3570 3646

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5

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 (Est) 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 (Est) 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 (Est) 20

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 All 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 4MOTION

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

7.1 (Est) 8.4

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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