Vehicle shoppers looking around for a new SUV have plenty of excellent models to choose from, two of which include the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. But which SUV is the better choice for you and your passengers? Below, we’ve broken down the most important differences between the 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Drivers shopping around for a 2021 Toyota RAV4 will be able to find it in six trims: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road and Limited. The 2021 Tiguan is available in only five trims, which include S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL and SEL Premium R-Line. The 2021 RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 203 horsepower, while the 2021 Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with only 184 horsepower.
2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
|Six Trims||Trim Level Availabilty||Five Trims|
|203 hp||Standard Horsepower||184 hp|
|37.5 cu.ft.||Standard Cargo Capacity||12.0 cu.ft.|
|69.8 cu.ft.||Maximum Cargo Capacity||65.7 cu.ft.|
Drivers who want a vehicle that’s well-equipped for hauling large amounts of cargo will prefer the 2021 Toyota RAV4 to the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2021 RAV4 features 37.5 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity and 136.4 cubic feet of interior volume. In comparison, the 2021 Tiguan only features 12 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, 65.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity and 135.9 cubic feet of interior volume.
Interior amenities and comfort features available for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 include: Keyless ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cupholders in all three rows, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, front seatback storage, an overhead storage console, front and rear door pockets, dual illuminating vanity mirrors and more.