2016 VW Tiguan Vs. 2016 Toyota Rav4

The compact SUVs category is an interesting one. It seems to be better suited to busy family life than to any real need to haul large cargo or to off-road in extreme conditions. They also offer a variety of options for fuel economy, daily comfort, or daily cargo hauling.

The comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan to the 2016 Toyota Rav4 is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. So let’s not focus on color, but on everyday fit. The 2016 VW Tiguan stands out in the compact crossover SUV category because of its mix of refinement, driving fun and power. VW focused on refined design, performance and interior quality more than other manufacturers in the category. That being said, let’s take a closer look at how the two vehicles measure up to one another by comparing the 2016 VW Tiguan vs the 2016 Toyota Rav4.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 exterior styling has been subtly refined, nothing too dramatic. It continues to have a lot of cabin space due to its boxy shape. It is also dependable and can carry everyday cargo. The 2016 VW Tiguan also performs well but has slightly more sophisticated lines and feel. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan also has more high-tech safety features available and a rearview camera that comes standard.

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2016 VW Tiguan Vs. 2016 Toyota Rav4
200 hp Horsepower 176 hp
2.0L 4 cyl. Engine 2.5L 4 cyl.
22 city / 26 hwy Fuel Economy 24 city/31 hwy
Standard Heated/Cooled Seats NA

Advantages of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

While both the 2016 VW Tiguan and the 2016 Toyota Rav4 have performed well in consumer ratings. The Tiguan has scored slightly higher on performance and comfort. This may well be due to the 2016 Toyota Rav4’s sluggish transmission, or it may be because the 2016 VW Tiguan comes standard with heated/cooled seats. In tests the 2016 Toyota Rav4 was reluctant to downshift during passing maneuvers. The 2016 Toyota Rav4 did have good ratings for passenger space and every day utility. In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota RAV4 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2016 VW Tiguan interior center console
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