Compare 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Toyota RAV4
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,907 $33,055
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,650 $28,350
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,667 $36,880
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,866 $29,645
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,244 $34,300
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,573 $27,350
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,264 $25,950
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,548 $35,880
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,239 $34,480
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $32,988 $35,280
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,783 $28,645
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,474 $27,245
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,313 $31,350
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,004 $29,950
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 27 $25,195 $26,245
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 22 29 $23,947 $24,945
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 27 $27,259 $28,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 22 29 $26,011 $27,095
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 20 27 $30,331 $31,595
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 22 29 $29,083 $30,295
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 27 $32,203 $33,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 22 29 $30,955 $32,245
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 27 $37,243 $38,795

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs

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.


 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,907
$25,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,055
$26,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a well-rounded crossover SUV, just don’t expect to use its third row for anyone bigger than the family dog.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 101.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 185.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.6 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.8 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.6 37.6
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3615 3847
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 360
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 5000 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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 VJ
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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