2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Toyota RAV4

With so many styles and features among various SUV models, two that stand out for their comfortable design and all-around performance are the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Toyota RAV4.

We want to help you ultimately decide, though, which of these two models is the one that is best for the driving you do around Warwick, Providence, and Coventry. Read below for our Speedcraft Volkswagen comparison of the 2020 VW Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4 to find out what each SUV offers.

Volkswagen Tiguan vs RAV4: Performance

With both vehicles, you will have an SUV that gives you smooth driving around town, a stable ride when heading off the paved streets, and the power to tow your trailer.

VW Tiguan Toyota RAV4
Torque (lb-ft)
221 184
8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
All-Wheel Drive
Available Available


With the standard turbocharged engine in the 2020 VW Tiguan, you will get that extra burst of power when quick acceleration is needed. While both SUVs come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Tiptronic® mode of the transmission in the VW Tiguan lets you manually take control over the shifting.

Interior Space of the 2020 VW Tiguan vs Toyota RAV4

Your choice between the Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4 may come down to how many passengers you usually have in the car with you. If you are looking for a ride that is family friendly and has room for all of your friends, the VW Tiguan is the better option.

This is because it has room to fit seven passengers, while the RAV4 is limited to just five seats. You’ll even have more room in the driver’s seat to get comfortable with almost two more inches of headroom in the front seats of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Comparing the Technology Featured in Each SUV

When comparing two models nowadays, it is also key to look at what technology they each have. While both have advanced infotainment systems and the latest safety technologies, there are some differences between the tech offered in the RAV4 vs. VW Tiguan.

  • Driver-Assistive Features: Driver-assistive technologies are innovative systems designed to keep you alert and quickly react when needed so you enjoy a safer ride wherever you go. While both come with a lot of these systems standard, the Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a feature that you’d have to upgrade for in the Toyota RAV4. That is the Blind Spot Monitor, which gives you more confidence when changing lanes out on the highway.
  • Remote Capabilities: While both cars have apps you can have on your smartphone that let you unlock and lock your doors remotely, the VW Car-Net® app that comes with the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offers even more convenience. This includes finding parking through Parkopedia® before heading into the city. This helps you save both time and money next time you are heading out to dinner or a concert.

Looking to Find Out More About the Volkswagen Tiguan?

Whether it’s the extra seating or the convenience provided by its advanced technology features that has you interested in the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, you can come learn even more about this SUV here at Speedcraft Volkswagen. Contact us now and set up a test drive of the 2020 VW Tiguan to see why this is the SUV ready to help make your drive around Warwick, Providence, and Coventry more enjoyable!

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