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2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular models in a very popular automotive industry segment. Even with the Toyota crossover SUV continually being ranked among the top of its class, the competition keeps trying to overtake that top spot. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 VW Tiguan will help buyers sift through the voluminous amounts of information available online. The most basic examination of the two vehicles will reveal that the 2020 RAV4 is able to offer higher performance scores, more cargo volume and more available towing capacity than its Volkswagen rival. Additionally, 2020 RAV4 introduces a new off-road-ready trim grade and increases the available connectivity options. 

Customers can start the pre-ordering process at Alamo Toyota today by calling 210-318-4060. 

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. Standard 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.


Performance Specs, Interior Space and New Technology 

All versions of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 will use the same powertrain. The automaker has chosen to keep the same naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission under the hood. Owners of the 2020 RAV4 can expect the Toyota crossover SUV to make 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. When the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is properly equipped, it will be able to record up to 28 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Finally, certain trims of the 2020 RAV4 will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds.  

On the other hand, the 2020 VW Tiguan will also use a single powertrain, a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic of its own. It will make nearly 20 horsepower fewer than the 2020 RAV4 and also has a maximum towing capacity of just 1,500 pounds. Owners of the 2020 Tiguan will see best-case fuel economy scores of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. 

Toyota makes up to 69.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume available in the 2020 RAV, which edges out the Tiguan’s maximum cargo volume of 65.7 cubic-feet. 

The 2020 RAV4 is now available with both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications as well as standard integration with Amazon Alexa. Volkswagen Tiguan owners will also have access to the smartphone apps, but it won’t work with the Amazon digital home assistant.