Riverhead Bay Volkswagen in Riverhead, NY Compares the Volkswagen Tiguan to the Toyota RAV4

Here at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen, our sales team is ready to help you get your hands on the new Volkswagen Tiguan today! We have many different Tiguan trims to choose from and you can reserve the Tiguan. Serving Riverhead, NY or East Hampton, schedule a test drive today.

There is a great adage that says "show, don't tell," and we find it best to show our customers exactly how Volkswagen compares to the competition at our dealership. That's why we'll be comparing the new Volkswagen Tiguan to the new Toyota RAV4.

The Volkswagen Tiguan is the SUV to Get

With this comparison, it should be clear to those in Long Island that the Volkswagen Tiguan is the superior compact SUV. The Tiguan has a lower starting cost, more passenger seating, and provides a greater breadth of features and safety technology for its drivers. And while the Toyota RAV4 isn't a bad looking model, it's no match for the sleek and warm styling of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The Tiguan Compared to The RAV4

While the Volkswagen Tiguan and Toyota RAV4 are both excellent compact SUVs, there are enough differences between them that consumers should know about.

Starting Price: When we look at the prices of these two models, we see that the Tiguan has a starting price at around $27,000. When compared to the RAV4, the starting price is higher at around $30,000.

Available Trims: The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has five available trim options.

 S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and R-Line. 

The Toyota RAV4 has six trim options, it comes in the LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, and Limited.

Performance: All trims with Volkswagen Tiguan come with the same powertrain - a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine provides 184 horsepower, 221 pounds-feet of torque, and has a fuel economy of 23/29 miles per gallon.

The RAV4 also comes with a singular powertrain for all trims - a four-cylinder engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine provides 203 horsepower, up to 184 pounds-feet of torque, and it gets 105/84 miles per gallon.

Cargo and Interior Space: The new Volkswagen Tiguan offers great interior space, with seating for up to 7 passengers and cargo space up to 37.6 cubic feet. The RAV4, on the other hand, only has room for up to 5 passengers, though it too can provide up to 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

Technology & Features: As with any vehicle, the available features are dependent on the trim you buy. The Tiguan and RAV4 are no exception.

Buy the Tiguan, and enjoy features like:

  • LED daytime running lights
  • roof rails
  • trailer hitch receiver
  • forward collision mitigation
  • blind-spot monitor
  • push-button start
  • adaptive cruise control
  • panoramic sunroof
  • built-in navigation
  • a power liftgate
  • 360-degree surround-view camera

Exclusive Volkswagen Car-Net mobile app with door locking/unlocking, remote start, parked location finder and a multitude of other functions.

Those who opt to buy the RAV4, meanwhile, could get features like forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, sunroof, selectable terrain drive modes, hill descent control, and more.

Visit Riverhead Bay Volkswagen Today!

To know which Volkswagen Tiguan trim is right for you, a test drive is the only option. To set one up, go online or give us a call, and one of our sales teams will be happy to help you out. Our sales crew has helped many people from Smithtown and the surrounding areas, so why not let them help you too?