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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Its Competition

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are mega-popular crossovers that are efficient and spacious—and that’s before we’ve considered hybrid versions of both.

The Ford Escape offers a hybrid powertrain as well, but it’s more car-like in its approach.

The Chevy Equinox is mostly unchanged for 2021, a newer version is coming for 2022.

The Subaru Forester is a past winner for Best Car To Buy, and we still like its practicality and capability.

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2021 Honda CR-V (CR-V Hybrid)2021 Honda CR-V2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime2021 Toyota RAV4Get Your Price2020 Ford Escape Hybrid2020 Ford EscapeGet Your Price2020 Subaru Forester2020 Subaru Forester
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6.2
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in looks and mission.
6.5
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
MSRP From     
$25,245$23,800N/A$26,050$24,885$24,495
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy41 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
2.0T S FWDFWD 4-Door LN/ALE FWD (Natl)S FWDCVT
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
75N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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