The 2021 VW Tiguan is an SUV that delivers astounding driving ability while carrying the whole family around town with ease. It's a perfect blend of practicality with the latest safety features. However, there's one SUV out there that believes it is better; the Toyota RAV4.

At Kempthorn Volkswagen, we like to share how these two SUV models compare and tell you why the 2021 VW Tiguan comes out on top.

Capability and Versatility

In terms of capability, the VW Tiguan comes as standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 221 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, producing only 184 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, both the VW Tiguan and Toyota RAV4 have comparable fuel efficiency in miles per gallon.

For versatility, the VW comes as standard with three rows of seating. The three rows allow up to seat up to seven people. The Toyota RAV4 has a maximum seating capacity of five.


If you plan on running errands and getting the family around, it's nice to know your vehicle will always keep you safe. The VW Tiguan and Toyota RAV4 both come with standard safety features, including Forward Collision Warning and Emergency Braking Assist. These features and Electronic Stability Control help keep the driver and occupants when a potential danger is ahead.

However, where the two models diverge are the safety features that come as standard. While Blind Spot Monitoring is available with the Toyota RAV4, it comes as standard on the VW Tiguan. Furthermore, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert keeps the driver alert of pedestrians and oncoming vehicles. With the VW Tiguan, it comes as standard. The Toyota RAV4, it's an available option.

The Verdict

In the end, with more standard safety features and higher seating capacity, the VW Tiguan comes out on top.

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