2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, VS Icon, and White 2018 Toyota RAV4

Are you on the hunt for a highly-capable and feature-rich compact SUV? We encourage you to take a look at the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, with its excellent performance, off-road capabilities, spacious and versatile interior, and generous warranty coverage. In this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison, we show how the new Tiguan outshines the compact SUV competition.

The 2018 Tiguan delivers better performance. It comes equipped with the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EA888 turbocharged engine, which generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 RAV4's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan has the more advanced transmission, with the 8-speed automatic, compared to the 6-speed automatic in the RAV4. If you're aiming to head off the beaten path, you can do it with confidence with the Tiguan's 4Motion all-wheel drive with Active Control.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Toyota RAV4
184-hp Horsepower 176-hp
221 lb-ft Torque 172 lb-ft
7 Max. Seating Capacity 5
6-years/72,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles basic; 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain

What are the differences between the VW Tiguan and Toyota RAV4?

The 2018 Tiguan has a roomier cabin than the 2018 RAV4, with the ability to seat up to seven passengers and a total passenger volume of 124 cu-ft. In comparison, the RAV4 can only seat up to five passengers and has a total passenger volume of 102 cu-ft. Loading up for your adventures is made easy with the Tiguan's maximum cargo capacity of 73.5 cu-ft.

Buyers of 2018 Tiguan will benefit from a very safe vehicle. Along with the crash-optimized bodyshell, the Tiguan comes standard with many advanced electronic safety aids, including Electronic Stability Control, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System, and a rearview camera.

The biggest difference between the 2018 Tiguan and 2018 RAV4 is warranty coverage. The Tiguan has the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. In comparison, the RAV4 only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic and 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

Here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, we invite compact SUV shoppers in West Los Angeles to test drive the 2018 VW Tiguan!


Front View of Orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Rear View of Orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Steering Wheel, Gauges, and Touchscreen of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Light Grey Seats in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan