2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Specs at a Glance

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Engine Power

  184hp

Basic Warranty

  6yr./ 72,000 mi.


2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Toyota RAV4

Engine Power

  176hp

Basic Warranty

  3yr./ 36,000 mi.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

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The best compact crossover SUVs are reliable, versatile and spacious. Two of the very best are the all-new 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. These two models offer strong resale value and roomy interiors. Tiguan has features like Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and available third-row seating, not available on the Toyota. We recommend you test-drive both, because we’re confident you’ll agree that the Tiguan is the better vehicle and the superior value.

Performance

The 2018 VW Tiguan packs a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine with 184 horsepower, 221 lb-ft of torque and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 engine is a 2.5-liter I-4 with 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, mated to an automatic 6-speed. Both models are available in forward- and all-wheel-drive versions. The 4Motion Tiguan includes electronic differential locks and a mechanical center differential. This system distributes power to the wheels with the most traction. Tiguan also provides eight driver modes.

Dimensions

You can order Tiguan with a third row to seat seven, but the RAV4 only seats five. The VW has a longer wheelbase (109.8 vs 104.7 inches), is longer (185.1 vs 183.5 inches) and taller (66.3 vs 65.9 inches). The top Tiguan trim has 20-inch wheels, three inches larger than those on the top RAV4 model. The VW cabin has more front head room (39.6 vs 38.9 inches), rear shoulder room (55.8 vs 55.4 inches) and rear leg room (38.7 vs 37.2 inches).

Warranty

Your long-term cost of ownership benefits from a great warranty. Tiguan comes with a 6-year/72,000-mile basic and powertrain warranty, much better than RAV4’s basic warranty of 3 years/36,000 miles. The Toyota’s powertrain is covered for 5 years/60,000 miles. VW’s corrosion warranty is 7 years/100,000 miles versus 5 years/unlimited miles on the RAV4. Finally, Tiguan provides 3 years of roadside assistance, compared to the RAV4’s 2 years.

We invite you to visit our Volkswagen dealership and test-drive the 2018 Tiguan. You’ll appreciate our friendly customer service where your satisfaction is our priority. Stop in today!.