Compare 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Toyota RAV4
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $31,000 $33,155
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 N/A N/A
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,808 $37,030
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 N/A N/A
RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD 41 38 $30,552 $32,500
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,385 $34,450
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,666 $27,450
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,357 $26,050
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,642 $35,980
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,333 $34,580
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $33,456 $35,780
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,876 $28,745
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,567 $27,345
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,406 $31,450
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,097 $30,050
RAV4 Prime SE N/A N/A $35,815 $38,100
RAV4 Prime XSE N/A N/A $38,939 $41,425
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $25,482 $26,545
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 29 $24,235 $25,245
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $27,547 $28,695
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 29 $26,299 $27,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 27 $30,619 $31,895
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 29 $29,371 $30,595
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $32,492 $33,845
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 23 29 $31,243 $32,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 27 $37,531 $39,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,000
$25,482
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,155
$26,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.9
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)
3655 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 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.21
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
6.3 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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