Volkswagen Tiguan vs Toyota RAV4

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In recent years the crossover class has become one of the most contested. This is good for the consumer as virtually every manufacturer has something unique to offer, and the latest round of improvements to the 2018 Tiguan take it to the top of the competition. To show how stiff the competition is, we compared the Tiguan to the Toyota RAV4, one of the top crossovers on the market. Here’s how they compare.

Engine Performance is a Top Priority with the Volkswagen Tiguan and it Shows

For the 2018 model year, the Volkswagen Tiguan was upgraded with a new engine you may have seen in other cars at your local Volkswagen dealer in Raleigh. Dubbed the EA888, this is a reliable, high-performance turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Rated at 184 horsepower and a massive 221 pound-feet of torque, this engine offers more power and better overall fuel efficiency than the RAV4, which has continued to use the same engine for years. This is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that manages 176 HP and only 172 lb-ft of torque.

The Tiguan also features an eight-speed automatic transmission that goes a long way towards improving overall fuel economy. The RAV4 still uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission it has had for years. Both vehicles are available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Take A Closer Look at the Interior and Other Features of the Tiguan vs the RAV4

The interior of the freshly redesigned 2018 VW Tiguan comes out the clear winner too. For example, the Tiguan offers more cargo space and more available seating capacity thanks to the available third-row seating.

And the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly ahead when it comes to technology. While the RAV4 continues to use the same Entune® audio system, the Tiguan features an infotainment system that offers full compatibility for both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®, allowing you to access your favorite apps and stream your favorite music.

No Volkswagen Dealer in Raleigh will Treat You like Family Like Durham VW Does

Visit Durham VW, your local Volkswagen dealer near Raleigh, and see what makes the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan such an amazing vehicle. With a huge inventory, spacious waiting areas with the amenities of home, a friendly and family-oriented staff, not to mention a Lifetime Warranty on every new Volkswagen sold, why would you want to go anywhere else? Head down to 3823 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. and take the Tiguan of your dreams out for a test drive.