Are you looking for a stylish and spacious SUV? If so, then the Volkswagen Tiguan or the Toyota RAV4 may come to mind. Both vehicles offer excellent amenities and performance that encourage exploration, but only one can come out on top.
At Volkswagen of New Port Richey, we’re here to help drivers near New Port Richey, Holiday, Trinity, and Clearwater, FL make an informed buying decision. That’s why we’ve put together this Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison so we can dive into the nitty-gritty and see which SUV is the better choice for buyers. Keep on reading!
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Your time out on the road matters. From the way your vehicle handles when fully packed to how it responds to emergency situations, these factors matter when choosing your next SUV. Both the VW Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 are capable vehicles prepared to confidently take you anywhere. Which model does it better, though?
When it comes to performance, both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 pack a punch. However, there are some differences when it comes to their engines.
If you want a peppier drive, then the VW Tiguan offers a standard Turbocharged engine that heeds the call. With its 221 lb-ft of torque, it easily drives with more oomph than the Toyota RAV4’s 184 lb-ft of torque. More torque underfoot also helps drivers tow heavier loads and embark more easily on a steep ascent.
Additionally, when it comes to performance, it’s important to have a vehicle that’s responsive in emergencies. Although the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 offer similar safety suites, the Volkswagen Tiguan offers the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS).
In the event of a collision that deploys the airbags, the ICRS will turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights. Unfortunately, the RAV4 doesn’t offer a similar feature.
Whether you’re running errands and need to fit all your groceries or are planning a road trip with friends, having enough cargo space and room for your crew is crucial to your journey. Both the VW Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 offer respectable space, but there are some differences.
Adventures of all kinds draw a crowd—that’s something the VW Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 both consider. Although both models can seat five adults comfortably, you have the option to seat up to seven riders in the VW Tiguan.
With the extra two seats in the VW Tiguan, you can save room for a new bundle of joy in the family, more road trip buddies, or a new furry friend.
Additionally, the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 both have over 65 cubic feet of cargo volume to pack your belongings.
You also get 124 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Volkswagen Tiguan instead of only 98.9 cubic feet in the RAV4. All in all, if you want to have plenty of space for you and your passengers, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the way to go.
When you slide behind the wheel of the VW Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4, you’ll be met with a comprehensive cockpit. Both models equip intelligent systems with ergonomic features to elevate your time at the helm. However, with a modern instrument cluster, the VW Tiguan can provide greater visibility out on the road.
Another great aspect of these two models is the technology you'll find inside to help make your ride more enjoyable. While both models allow you to enjoy your favorite music, audiobooks, and podcasts with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, they have some differences in display size.
The VW Tiguan makes a 6.5-inch capacitive touchscreen standard, while the Toyota RAV4 equips a 7-inch screen. With just half an inch separating their screen sizes, you’ll find a great digital copilot in either vehicle.
When it comes to display real estate, the VW Tiguan takes the cake. This SUV removes the traditional instrument cluster and gauges from its dashboard and replaces it with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, an 8-inch fully digital panel.
On the other hand, you’ll have a smaller digital instrument cluster in the RAV4, which comes with a standard 7-inch display.
After a well-fought fight, our team believes the extra oomph, the additional space, and the larger display makes the VW Tiguan your perfect road companion. Drivers near New Port Richey, Holiday, Trinity, and Clearwater, FL can test drive the Volkswagen Tiguan at Volkswagen of New Port Richey. See this stylish SUV for yourself and experience its many features firsthand.
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