2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

No vehicle segment is as competitive as the one that contains crossover SUVs like the Toyota RAV4. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan will show Colonial Toyota customers an accurate picture of the choices they will have available. While the two popular crossover SUVs are closely matched, the 2020 RAV4 is able to offer clear advantages in performance, interior cargo volume and towing capacity – all elements that people commonly use to choose a crossover SUV to take home.

In fact, independent online experts have praised the 2020 RAV4 for offering a quiet cabin experience, plenty of space for people as well as cargo and thoughtfully designed controls.  

Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 RAV4 today by calling, 203-403-6890. 

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

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 VW Tiguan

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.


Interior Space, Features and Performance Specs

All versions of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 are outfitted with two rows of seats that can easily and comfortably hold five passengers. When the 2020 RAV4 is at full passenger capacity, there will still be more than 37 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use behind the rear seat. An owner can fold the backseat down to make up to 69.8 cubic-feet available. People who choose the 2020 Tiguan will have some tough choices to make. Some models offer more seating options, but less cargo volume than the 2020 RAV4. Other 2020 Tiguan versions have two rows of seats but additional cargo volume that is only slightly more than what the Toyota crossover SUV can offer. 

Buyers of either popular crossover SUV will have a lot of connectivity technology at their fingertips. Both the 2020 RAV4 and 2020 Tiguan have smartphone-compatible infotainment systems as standard equipment that will offer access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Additionally, both automakers have installed a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot in the 2020 models of the Toyota RAV4 and VW Tiguan. However, RAV4 owners will also be able to integrate their Amazon Alexa digital home assistant into their daily commute in various ways. 

Each 2020 Toyota RAV4 available at the Colonial Toyota showroom will utilize the same powertrain. The current RAV4 has a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All trim grades will make 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. When the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Similarly, the 2020 Tiguan uses a single powertrain train of its own, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is also attached to an eight-speed automatic. It makes less power and can tow less than the Toyota crossover SUV.