2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

The crossover market is booming, and although having many options can be great for drivers, it also means you have to spend much more time comparing models. We don't want the new vehicle buying experience to become a hassle for you, however, which is why we frequently create model comparisons like the one you see here comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4. If you're in the market for a crossover, go ahead and see which one has the edge.

Let's start under the hood, where you'll find that the Tiguan has a significantly more powerful standard engine than the RAV4 both in horsepower and torque. There's a lot of power there, and the best part of all is that you don't have to move up trim levels to get it. In fact, even the RAV4's available hybrid system can't increase horsepower enough to match the Tiguan. On top of that, the Tiguan has a higher towing capacity.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2017 Toyota RAV4
200 hp, 207 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 176 hp, 172 lb-ft of torque
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Infotainment Entune
40/20/40 split Folding Rear Seats 60/40 split
Up to 2,200 pounds Towing Capacity Up to 1,750 pounds

The 2017 VW Tiguan Delivers Interior Versatility and Sophistication

If we move inside the vehicles, we'll find something unique in the Tiguan: 40/20/40-split folding rear seats. While there is nothing wrong with the 60/40 split found in the RAV4, the Tiguan offers a little more versatility when it comes to fitting cargo into your new SUV.

Of course, a great crossover shouldn't be all about versatility, which is why you'll find the latest infotainment technology in the 2017 Tiguan through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Toyota, on the other hand, has opted to instead fit the 2017 RAV4 with Entune options. Moreover, the Tiguan comes standard features that are only available options on the RAV4, like heated outside door mirrors, heated seats and push-button start.

We'd love to share more with you about this comparison between the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4, but we can't share it all here. That said, the Tiguan certainly appears to have the edge in a number of areas that are important to drivers. So, if you'd like to learn more or experience the 2017 Tiguan for yourself, contact us today at Douglas Volkswagen.

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40/20/40 folding rear seats in the vw tiguan
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