A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 VW Tiguan
Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More) X
Serra Platinum Package (Learn More) X
Toyota Care X
Toyota Safety Sense X
2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
203/184 Horsepower/Torque 184/221
68.9 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 65.7 cu.-ft.
3,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.

The crossover SUV class is the most competitive segment in the global automotive industry. Toyota has emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of these popular vehicles with options to meet almost any need. A comparison between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a very interesting and evenly matched battle that customers will need to examine. The 2020 RAV4 is the latest in a long line of crossover SUV platforms that have all but perfected the segment’s balance of performance, efficiency and capability. As a whole, the 2020 RAV4 offers a more complete package of features than its VW counterpart, including more standard horsepower and cargo volume. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Toyota RAV4 today by calling, 256-274-4354.

All 2020 Toyota RAV4 models are equipped with two rows of seats that can hold up to five people and all trims can have the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system added as an option. This also means that the Toyota crossover SUV will be able to offer up to 69.8 cubic-feet of maximum cargo volume. The 2020 Tiguan is available in two- and three-row configurations. VW buyers will have to make some hard decisions when outfitting their 2020 Tiguan; more passenger space means losing all-wheel-drive and choosing all-wheel drive means losing cargo volume. In terms of technology, the 2020 models of both the Toyota RAV4 and VW Tiguan are pretty equal. Each automaker offers smartphone compatibility with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for their respective infotainment systems as well as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Also, the 2020 RAV4 is able to work with Amazon Alexa where the 2020 Tiguan does not.

Performance Specs and Towing Capacity


Every 2020 Toyota RAV4 uses the same powertrain. The manufacturer has employed a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission under the hood of the popular crossover SUV. It will produce 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. All trim can be equipped with either front- or all-wheel-drive. The model’s Adventure and TRD trims can tow up to 3,500 pounds. On the other side of the equation is the 2020 VW Tiguan with its turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. It is also outfitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission and it will produce 184 horsepower. All available 2020 VW Tiguan crossover SUVs will be able to tow up to only 1,500 pounds.

A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
A photo of the seating options in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Toyota RAV4.

 

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