Compare 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,902 $33,050
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,180 $27,850
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $33,700 $35,850
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,872 $29,650
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $31,821 $33,850
RAV4 LE AWD 25 33 $25,292 $27,050
RAV4 LE FWD 26 35 $23,983 $25,650
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $32,772 $35,050
RAV4 Limited FWD 26 35 $31,463 $33,650
RAV4 XLE AWD 25 33 $26,975 $28,850
RAV4 XLE FWD 26 35 $25,666 $27,450
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 25 33 $29,033 $31,050
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 26 35 $27,724 $29,650
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 29 $24,572 $25,595
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 22 29 $23,323 $24,295
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 29 $26,875 $27,995
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 22 29 $25,627 $26,695
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 29 $31,771 $33,095
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 22 29 $30,523 $31,795
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 21 29 $35,708 $37,195
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 29 $37,338 $38,895
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4MOTION 21 29 $33,547 $34,945
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 29 $33,595 $34,995
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line Black FWD 22 29 $32,347 $33,695
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line FWD 22 29 $32,299 $33,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,902
$24,572
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,050
$25,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run. The 2019 VW Tiguan has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride, but its price climbs quickly.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 101.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
68.6 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.6 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.6 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 73.5
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)
11.1 11.8
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)
12 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3615 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 360
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 5000 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
203 @ 6600 184 @ 4400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.4
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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