2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Driving a new car should be a fun experience. If you're searching for a good time and a new compact SUV, you should look at the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2018 Tiguan has a wide array of technology features that can make your drive exciting and lets you stay connected. Volkswagen App-Connect lets you pair your compatible phone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and utilize a familiar interface on the 6.5-inch touch screen. These features allow you to use your smartphone hands-free to make calls, access music and so much more. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is also able to store up to four distinct driving profiles so you can make your drive more personal.

Sometimes the newest model isn't the one that will best fit your needs. To determine what vehicle will work for you, it is best to compare to similar models. In the overcrowded compact SUV class, there are plenty of vehicles to choose from when you're doing a comparison, like the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4. While the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is obviously older than the 2018 VW Tiguan, it still has quite a bit of life in it. Like most Toyota vehicles, the 2017 RAV4 comes with a wide range of standard advanced safety features. These features make to 2017 Toyota RAV4 a technologically advanced vehicle and the perfect comparison for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2017 Toyota RAV4
2.0L four-cylinder
Base Engine
2.5L four-cylinder
184 hp/ 221 lb-ft
Horsepower/Torque
176 hp/ 172 lb-ft
124 cubic feet
Passenger Volume
102 cubic feet
7
Seats
5

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Advantages

Normally when you think of a compact vehicle, you think of crowded vehicles that can hold an entire army of clowns. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is classified as a compact SUV, but it is a far cry from actually being small. There's room for up to seven people, including the driver, in the 2018 VW Tiguan, while the 2017 Toyota RAV4 only fits five. If you're looking for a smaller vehicle, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has an overall length of 183.5 inches, while the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is 185.1 inches. The overall passenger volume of the Volkswagen Tiguan is 124 cubic feet, while the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has 102 cubic feet of passenger volume.

If you want a vehicle that provides you with a lot of space and power, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is likely the right vehicle for you. The base engine on the 2018 VW Tiguan is a 2.0L four-cylinder with an impressive 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. That's significantly more powerful than the 2017 Toyota RAV4, which has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that manages 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. As with many powerful vehicles, with great power comes competitive fuel economy. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a slightly better fuel economy rating, with 29 miles per gallon on the highway. You'll get 27 mpg on the highway with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, but that's where the difference in fuel economy ends since both vehicles are rated for 22 mpg in the city.

There are plenty of excellent features available on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. An available 12.3-inch digital display replaces the traditional instrument cluster and provides access to a wide range of settings and driver profiles. Learn more about the other features available on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan when you schedule a test drive at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan interior seats flat
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan infotainment App Connect
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan interior back seat
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan driver's side profile

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