2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Over the course of the last few years, compact crossovers have become some of the most popular vehicles on the road thanks to their easy handling (making them a breeze to park) and fuel-efficient engines.  The Volkswagen Tiguan has held a solid spot in the segment since its birth in 2007, but thanks to its all-new redesign, it is ready to take versatility to the next level. To show you how awesome the redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is, we have put it in a comparison against the compact crossover segment's longtime leader: the 2018 Toyota RAV4. 

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Toyota RAV4
2.0L TSI 4-cylinder Engine Options

Conventional 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with Dual VVT-i

Hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with VVT-i

184 horsepower / 221 lb.-ft. torque Power Output

176 horsepower / 172 lb.-ft. torque (conventional engine)

194 net power (hybrid engine)

5 to 7 Seating Accommodations 5

37.6 / 73.5 cubic feet (2-row, 5-passenger models)

12.0 / 33.0 / 65.7 cubic feet (3-row, 7-passenger models)

Cargo Space

38.4 / 73.4 cubic feet (conventional models)

35.6 / 70.6 cubic feet (hybrid models)

Why Should I Buy the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan?

Most Americans have a busy and very social lifestyle. Parents drive their kids to and from school, band practices, baseball games, and scout meetings. Singles commute to the office each day and hit up local events afterward. And then there are couples who are involved in plenty of organizations and also love taking road trips on the weekends. 

With this kind of lifestyle, versatility and options are the keys to choosing a new vehicle – and the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan more than delivers. Thanks to a 10-inch growth spurt that came with the redesign, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is now available with three rows of seats that can accommodate up to seven passengers. This configuration is perfect if you have kids because there will be plenty of room for them to stretch out without annoying each other. And when the occasion arises, you can help transport extra kids to meetings, activities, and practices. The 3-row 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan boasts a 12.0 / 33.0 / 65.7-cubic foot cargo space, which is perfect for backpacks and groceries. 

Are three rows of seats way more than what you need? No problem! The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan also comes in a 2-row, 5-passenger format that offers comfort for everyone and everything. And with the 37.6 / 73.5-cubic foot cargo space, you will have plenty of room for all of your luggage and gear for your next adventure. 

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, visit us here at Douglas Volkswagen today. 

Front profile of orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Third-row seats in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Steering wheel and dashboard in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan driving through a city
Gray 2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving down a rural highway