2017 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

It can be overwhelming to enter the market for a new vehicle because there are so many options to choose from. Prospective car buyers will need to narrow down their options by deciding exactly what type of vehicle they need before they start shopping any further. Drivers looking for a vehicle that is versatile, yet affordable and efficient may opt for a crossover. These vehicles are becoming increasingly popular because they’re perfect for a variety of lifestyles.

Our team here at Pacific Volkswagen is going to explore the 2017 Tiguan, which is the go-to crossover on the VW lineup. We’re going to compare it to the popular 2017 Toyota RAV4 to show drivers how these two compare. We hope these comparisons make the car buying process easier for drivers who are unsure of exactly which brand they want to go with. Be sure to stay tuned to our site for more comparisons across the board.

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2017 VW Tiguan 2.0T S 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE
200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 Engine 176-hp, 2.5-liter I-4
Standard Heated Front Seats Not available
8 Number of Speakers 6
$24,995 MSRP $24,910

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As you can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Tiguan and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 have quite a bit in common. The starting price points are very similar, and both of these crossovers have seating for five. Drivers will notice there is slightly more cargo space in the RAV4 than the Tiguan, but both vehicles have a split folding rear seat for easier storage.

When it comes to safety, both the Tiguan and the RAV4 are set with plenty of airbags throughout the cabin. Traction control is standard on both models, and each one is set with daytime running lights for the ultimate visibility. Both vehicles are also set with tire pressure monitors to ensure tires are properly inflated at all times. The 2017 VW Tiguan comes out on top with available memory seats for the driver, which are not available in the RAV4. The seats are leatherette in the Tiguan and cloth in the RAV4. Both the driver and the front passenger will have illuminated vanity mirrors in the Tiguan, and it’s also equipped with an auto-dimming day-night rearview mirror, which is not in the RAV4.

Drivers interested in learning more about about the 2017 VW Tiguan are welcome to contact our team here at Pacific Volkswagen for more information. Those looking to get behind the wheel can do so by scheduling a test drive online.

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2017 VW Tiguan rear liftgate

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