In the Thunderdome of compact crossovers, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 would be the one man to leave. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan? Not so much. But the Bartertown of car shopping is about more than sales numbers and TCC Ratings (RAV4 is a 6.5 to the Tiguan’s 6.0).
Beyond Thunderdome are the nuances and charms of each of these winning choices. While the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan expects an update for 2021, the conservative styling and spacious interior have aged well. Redesigned for 2019, the bestselling RAV4 specializes in choice, ranging from the rugged TRD Off-Road model to a thrifty hybrid.