2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Its Competition

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2020 Tiguan is largely alone when it comes to offering a third row of seats in a footprint this small, but there’s a reason for that.

Among five-seaters, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester rate well for their spacious interiors and extensive safety-gear rosters.

The Honda CR-V offers a compelling turbo-4, though it’s starting to feel dated.

The Nissan Rogue is the segment’s elder, but it offers decent driver-assist tech and is often discounted.

The Chevy Equinox can be had with a powerful turbo-4 and has plenty of interior room.

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2019 Nissan Rogue2019 Nissan Rogue2019 Subaru Forester2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Toyota RAV42019 Toyota RAV4
Quick Specs
6.0
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.
6.0
Active safety gear is standard for 2020 models, making the base Chevy Equinox L finally worth a look.
6.2
The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.
6.5
The 2019 Nissan Rogue capitalizes on space and value among small family crossovers.
6.8
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
6.5
With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
MSRP From     
$24,945$23,800$24,450$25,020$24,295$25,650
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
2.0T S FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMLX 2WDFWD S *Limited Production* *Ltd Avail*2.5iLE FWD (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
755555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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