2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

When it comes to SUVs like the 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2017 Toyota RAV4, it's tough to find two vehicles that have more going for them. Both the Tiguan and RAV4 start at affordable prices, provide plenty of interior comforts, and offer good balances between power and efficiency. Take a look at our 2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Toyota RAV4 comparison to see if one is better for you! 

Both the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Toyota RAV4 start affordably priced at the base level, with the Tiguan starting at $25,345 and the RAV4 at $24,410. Fuel efficiency is another point where both the VW Tiguan and Toyota RAV4 line up similarly. The RAV4 has a 23 City/30 Highway MPG rating, which is right where the Tiguan ends up with its 22 City/27 Highway MPG rating.

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2018 VW Tiguan Differences between the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Toyota RAV4 2017 Toyota RAV4
$25,345 MSRP $24,410
124 cu.ft. Max Passenger Volume 102 cu.ft.
22 City/27 Highway MPG 23 City/30 Highway
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Not Available

Differences between the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Toyota RAV4

Even though the engine in the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is a bit larger, it can't offer the same power that is found in the 2018 VW Tiguan. The Toyota RAV4 has a horsepower rating of 176, which is outclassed by the 184 hp in the 2018 VW Tiguan. Passenger volume is another area where the two shine and are just about equal, but the 2018 VW Tiguan has a trick up its sleeve – it can also be configured as an expanded seven-seat model. The longer VW Tiguan expands up to a total passenger volume of 124 cu.ft., which is well above the  102 cu.ft. found in the RAV4.  

Interior comforts are where the 2018 VW Tiguan really starts to pull away from the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 offers up its own infotainment system, but it doesn't match the capabilities of the infotainment system in the 2018 VW Tiguan. In addition to its native apps and features, you can also connect your smartphone to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Tiguan – a feature not available on the 2017 RAV4. 

Ready to take a closer look at the 2018 VW Tiguan in person? You can find it at Spitzer VW in Amherst OH.

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