2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Toyota RAV4
The crossover SUV market is ruthless. With every auto manufacturer trying to do their best to dominate America’s most popular segment, the options have flooded the market. It’s overwhelming for potential buyers. There are numerous choices, with many being so similar that it’s hard to see which is objectively better. One of the original champions of the segment is the Toyota RAV4. How well does the Volkswagen Tiguan stand up to it?
That’s what we’re here to answer. Today we’ll compare the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 LE. Let’s settle this.
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S
2020 Toyota RAV4 LE
|2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cyl||Engine||2.5L inline 4-cyl|
|184 hp / 221 ft-lbs||Horsepower / Torque||203 hp / 184 ft-lbs|
|FWD or AWD||Drivetrain||FWD or AWD|
|8-speed shiftable automatic||Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|22 / 29 / 25 mpg||Fuel Economy||27 / 35 / 30 mpg|
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Toyota has always been known for its behind-the-times technology offerings. While the 2020 RAV4 does have a few things, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it’s trapped behind the clunky and unintuitive Toyota Entune interface. Picture an old PowerPoint presentation and you have an idea of how unengaging Entune is. The Tiguan does it better with clean and simple controls. It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as five years of complimentary access to Car-Net® 2.0, the smartphone integration service from Volkswagen that let’s you control and check in on your Tiguan from anywhere.
The Tiguan is sophisticated. It’s not ostentatious or gaudy, but it definitely feels premium on the inside. Even on the base S model, the Tiguan has premium cloth and soft-touch plastics. The RAV4 is the opposite. It’s cloth seats are just as scratchy as the hard plastics are squeaky and rattily. Not only that, but the Tiguan has an available three-row seating option, something RAV4 doesn’t offer.
Come test drive the 2020 Tiguan.