While many crossover models in today’s market offer either off-road capabilities or a premium and comfortable city driver, it can be difficult to find both. Luckily, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 offers features that have a foot in each space.
As a five-seat midsize crossover, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 provides drivers with impressive performance with its powertrain while aiding each driver with standard safety features. But compared to the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan – which offers third-row seating – how does it compare? Associates at Toyota of Puyallup compared the two models below:
2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
||2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbo|
||Torque (in ft-lbs)
|27 City / 35 Highway MPG
||Estimated Fuel Economy
||23 City / 29 Highway MPG|
|3500 lbs (TRD Off-Road & Adventure)||Maximum Towing Capacity (Trim)||1500 lbs|
As seen in the table above, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and its single-engine option provides more power and efficiency than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. In terms of horsepower and fuel economy, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 provides increased numbers. But while the 2021 VW Tiguan offers available third-row seating, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 offers a total of 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. Even with the second row folded, the VW Tiguan only offers 33 cubic feet. Meanwhile, special RAV4 TRD off-Road and Adventure trim levels can offer up to 2,000 lbs more than the entire Tiguan lineup.
Beyond its powertrain, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 provides a wide range of driver assistance technology on every model. One major feature package that comes standard is the Star Safety System™. This comprehensive set of six advanced safety features works to aid drivers. Such offerings in the system include various braking systems (Brake Assist and Anti-Lock Brake System) as well as other technological features (Smart Stop Technology and Traction Control). Plus, the model comes with the iconic standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 that comes with the following features:
Compared to its competitors, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 provides a strong balance between daily commutes and performance specifications for work or off-road travel. To find select models in the Puyallup, WA area, stop into Toyota of Puyallup today.