2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Toyota RAV4
Going on an adventure can mean a variety of things; perhaps it’s a mini vacation you have planned with friends or family members or maybe it’s heading off the beaten track to find the perfect hiking and camping grounds, and then again, maybe it means getting lost in an unknown city while trying to locate an address the GPS insists is real. Whatever adventure lies ahead of you, make sure that your vehicle can handle it.
Two agile and athletic competitors, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 compete to be the perfect all-around compact crossover. Similar in size, both vehicles seat five passengers and do not offer an optional third row.
The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is slightly smaller than the Toyota Rav4 but both do an exceptional job of creating more than enough space for front and rear seat passengers. As for cargo-carrying capacity, the VW Tiguan offers up 23.8 cu-ft of space with all seats in place and with the rear seats folded down, it more than doubles the utilizable room, carving out 56.1 cu-ft.
|2016 Volkswagen Tiguan||vs||2016 Toyota RAV4|
|2.0L 4-cylinder||Base Engine||2.5L 4-cylinder|
|200 HP||Horsepower||176 HP|
|2,200 lbs||Maximum Towing||1,500 lbs|
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan: Fun-to-drive and family functioning
One of the most thrilling highlights to driving a Volkswagen is the engine that it’s packing beneath its hood. Available in four trim levels, the Volkswagen Tiguan equips each model with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine good for 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Even while pumping out an impressive amount of power, the Tiguan still manages to earn 21 city/ 26 hwy mpg.
The VW Tiguan’s turbocharged engine makes it fun to drive in all conditions and roadways. It has the smooth and increasingly powerful acceleration that you would expect of a premium vehicle as well as the ability to quickly corner and be as light and limber and mechanically possible. (In fact, during performance testing, the swift little Tiguan was able to hit 0-60 mph in a matter of 7.5 seconds)
The Tiguan is paired with six-speed automatic transmission for fluid shifting and comes standard as a front-wheel drive vehicle. For those frequently faced with inclement weather or rougher roads, you may want to consider the available all-wheel drive model.
Drivers looking to learn more about the standard features included on the Volkswagen Tiguan trim models, as well the packaging options, are encouraged to get in touch with a team member here at Donaldsons VW. We’d be more than happy to further explain more about Apple CarPlay as well as all of the other latest technology features available on the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.