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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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2020 Nissan Rogue2020 Nissan RogueGet Your Price2020 Subaru Forester2020 Subaru Forester
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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.
6.2
The 2020 Chevy Equinox shoots right down Main Street for value and features, especially with newly standard active safety equipment.
6.5
The 2020 Honda CR-V hits right at the heart of many buyers’ needs: comfortable, spacious, quiet, and efficient.
6.3
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a bread-and-butter crossover that does it all for a low price.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
6.5
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
MSRP From     
$24,945$23,800$25,150$25,490$24,495$25,950
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular 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 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
2.0T S FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMLX AWDFWD SCVTLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront 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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