2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Comparison image of an orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and a red 2018 Toyota RAV4

Are you in the market for a new mid-size SUV that offers great engine performance and cargo space? If so, there are several excellent options for you to explore in the National City, CA area. Two of the best options in the mid-size SUV class of vehicles are the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Check out how these two options stack up to the competition at South Bay Volkswagen today!

The 2018 Tiguan and 2018 RAV4 are two excellent options for customers to consider in the mid-size SUV market. These SUVs both offer excellent engine performance and enough interior space for drivers, their families and friends, and their cargo. Let’s take a look at how these two vehicles compare in these two major categories!

Engine Comparison

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Toyota RAV4

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine Base Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine
184 Horsepower Engine Power 176 Horsepower
221 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 172 Pound-Feet
22 MPG / 27 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 23 MPG / 30 MPG

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As you can see from the table above, the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2018 Toyota RAV4 have very competitive engines under the hood. The 2018 Tiguan offers better horsepower and torque, while the 2018 RAV4 offers better fuel economy in the city and on the highway. Additionally, the table below highlights the interior space available on each SUV option. The 2018 Tiguan comes standard with space for 7 passengers and the third row of seating. However, some trim levels do come with only two rows of seating and space for 5 passengers. The interior space specifications for both the 2018 Tiguan and 2018 RAV4 are very competitive.

Interior Comparison

2018 Tiguan


2018 RAV4

5 / 7 Passenger Space 5
37.6 / 12.0 Standard Cargo Capacity* 38.4
73.5 / 56.1 Maximum Cargo Capacity* 73.4
138.7 / 135.9 EPA Interior Volume* 140.3

*Cargo Capacity and Volume is Measured in Cubic-Feet

If you are interested in exploring the interior of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, then you should contact that staff at South Bay Volkswagen today! Our team is happy to answer any questions that you may have. Visit our dealership in National City, CA today!