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How Does the VW Tiguan Compare to the Toyota RAV4?

Volkswagen has created some of the finest vehicles on the road for decades now. Whether you're in Irvine, Santa Ana, or anywhere else in Orange County, there's nothing quite like a Volkswagen. With their impressive standard features and extensive warranties, Volkswagen vehicles have become famous everywhere for their quality, and the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is no different. A triumph of German engineering, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan does it all and more. Although the compact crossover market is a competitive one, Volkswagen manages to pull ahead. It does face some competition from the Toyota RAV4, but that is ultimately a one-sided rivalry. Toyota just can't match what Volkswagen has to offer; here are a few of the reasons why.

Power and Performance

  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan draws its power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque; perfect for getting around Huntington Beach. The standard engine in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and it can only produce 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.
  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has 7.9 inches of ground clearance. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has only 6.1 inches of ground clearance. Bottoming out is a thing of the past in your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.
  • The most powerful engine in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 gives out 194 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. It has slightly more horsepower than the Tiguan, but it can't match the torque.


  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, for enhanced smartphone connectivity. Volkswagen makes it easy for you to stay connected on the Orange County roads. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 does not have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay; in fact, no Toyota vehicles do.
  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a standard 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes with a smaller standard 6.1-inch infotainment touchscreen.
  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan also offers an available 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 tops out with an available 7-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Available Special Options and Trim

  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is available with third-row seating at no extra cost, letting it seat five or seven passengers. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 can only seat five, as it has no available third-row seating. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan's versatility means that it can be a family car, or it can be for personal use.
  • The base trim of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan offers two different colors for the interior. The base trim of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is only available in one color. Volkswagen believes in giving you options.
  • The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with Volkswagen's New Vehicle Limited Warranty: a 6-year/72,000-mile (whichever comes first) basic warranty, and a 6-year/72,000-mile drivetrain warranty. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 only has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. Volkswagen gives you some extra peace of mind when you're out on the road.
  • If you ever change your mind and decide to sell your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, its warranty is fully transferable.

Come See for Yourself

Toyota puts up a good effort, but they just can't compete. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is the perfect choice for every kind of driver, from Anaheim to Costa Mesa. If that sounds like something you might like to drive, we're happy to help you just. Just give us a call at (877) 768-4953 to set up a test drive, or come schedule one in person here in Huntington Beach, CA. At McKenna 'Surf City' Volkswagen, we know that the quality and capability of Volkswagen is unparalleled, and we are proud to be part of this illustrious brand. Let us know how we can help you today; we can't wait to meet you.