2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 2021 Toyota RAV4
  221 lb-ft 184 lb-ft
Seating Capacity
  7 Passengers 5 Passengers
Alloy Wheels
  Standard Optional

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

Serving Troy, MI

Because the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 are compact crossovers that are comparably priced at the base trim level, you may assume that they would be comparably equipped. However, a thorough review of these models reveals several notable differences. After you get to know the Tiguan and the RAV4 more closely, which crossover will you select?


Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 have distinctive personalities with recognizable design elements. The 2021 Tiguan façade is relentlessly confident with a prominent stance and extended lines that run horizontally through the front fascia and sides. The 2021 RAV4’s exterior design is relatively chunky with crisp accents that flow in various directions. The RAV4 also has boxy wheel wells, a downturned grille sitting over a similarly shaped lower air vent, and foglamp ports mounted deeply behind the other front-end elements.


The Tiguan interior is undeniably appealing, with long, linear design elements interspersed with advanced technologies. Many of its various features in select or all trim levels are a digital instrument panel, a flat-bottom steering wheel, sports pedals, smart device integration, remote vehicle accessibility, and more. In comparison, the RAV4’s interior design takes cues from the exterior design. It has a floating display screen that is mounted on top of a layered, ledge-style dashboard. Both the infotainment system and the climate control system have large rotary knobs. The center console also has a rotary knob for control over the driving modes.


While both of these vehicles have numerous safety features, the features are notably different. Some of the Tiguan safety features are a reinforced safety cage, blind-spot monitoring, a post-collision braking system, intelligent crash response, airbags, tire pressure monitoring, a rear camera, six stability-enhancing systems, and other equipment. In comparison, the RAV4’s safety features are Toyota Safety Sense, airbags, tire pressure monitoring, and a few others.

At Suburban Volkswagen of Troy, we consistently pull out all of the stops to match each customer with the right Volkswagen model for their budget, expectations, and needs. Are you ready to pick out your new Volkswagen? Contact our Troy sales associates today.