2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4

Due to its ability to perform as a daily-driver and weekend warrior alike, the compact crossover segment has grown to eclipse nearly every other as the preferred vehicle for North American drivers. Equipped with all-wheel drive, generous cargo volume and excellent fuel efficiency, compact crossovers go the extra mile. It’s no surprise, then, that the class has also become one of the most competitive on the market.

With many of these vehicles looking similarly, only Volkswagen has delivered a premium vehicle that features the sophisticated exterior design of a luxury SUV at a mass-market price. It’s also one of the biggest in the class, allowing drivers to carry more and get more utility out of their small SUV. Today, we’re matching it up against the class veteran Toyota RAV4. Let’s see how they do!

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan


2020 Toyota RAV4

2.0-liter turbo (221 lb-ft.)

Base engine (torque) 2.5-liter 4-cylinder (184 lb-ft.)

7 passengers

Seating 5 passengers
109.8 inches Wheelbase 105.9 inches
124 cubic feet Passenger space 99 cubic feet
4 years/50,000 miles Limited warranty coverage 3 years/36,000 miles
17-inch alloy Standard wheels 17-inch steel with plastic hubcap


Experience Elevated Expectations in the Competitive Compact Crossover Class

As is apparent by the information above, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Toyota RAV4 have slightly different approaches they bring to the popular segment. For Toyota, it’s all about holding the ship steady. They’ve been in this segment longer than nearly anybody and have made very few radical adjustments to their offerings in that time.

For Volkswagen, however, the ubiquity of the compact crossover class is the perfect opportunity to offer something daring and extra. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan carries Volkswagen’s model of making luxury and refinement accessible by giving drivers a vehicle they can be proud of. The expertly engineered Tiguan features a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that offer plenty of get-up-and-go. It also has more seating and a larger interior space for passengers.

Drivers and passengers alike will find Volkswagen’s uncommon approach to automotive design and engineering to beat throughout the interior of the 2020 Tiguan as well, seeing the model offer a cabin that is understated and full of timeless style. A third row makes the Tiguan the perfect compact crossover for growing families and those who want extra passengers along on their nights out.

Finally, the extended warranty coverage adds further luxury to the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, offering a year or 14,000 miles of additional coverage.

Don’t wait up! Experience Volkswagen’s unique and luxurious approach today with a test-drive!