Vehicle shoppers who are looking for a new SUV often find themselves choosing between two of the most popular options in the modern automotive market: The 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. Below, we’ve compared the trim level availability, safety, power and utility of both models to help drivers decide which one is the right choice for them.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is available in LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road and Limited configurations, while the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan is offered in S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL and SEL Premium R-Line. Drivers who prioritize safety features should note that the 2021 RAV4 comes standard with more driver aids than the 2021 Tiguan. Notably, lane keeping assistance is standard in the 2021 RAV4 but optional in the 2021 Tiguan.
2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
|Six Trim Levels||Available Configurations||Five Trim Levels|
|Standard||Lane Keeping Assist||Optional|
|203 hp||Standard Horsepower||184 hp|
|3,500 lbs.||Maximum Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 outperforms the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, generating 203 horsepower compared to the 184 horsepower that comes standard in the 2021 Tiguan. Similarly, the 2021 RAV4 has a maximum cargo capacity of 3,500 pounds, which is 2,000 pounds more than the maximum towing capacity of its Volkswagen competitor.
When it comes to internal space, the 2021 RAV4 has plenty to offer. With the rear row folded down, drivers can take advantage of 69.8 cubic feet of total cargo space. With the rear row upright, this SUV features 37.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
A wide range of 2021 Toyota RAV4 exterior color options are available, including: Blueprint, Silver Sky Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Lunar Rock, Blue Flame, Magnetic Gray Metallic and a variety of two-tone options with an Ice Edge or Midnight Black Metallic roof.