A comparison of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan & Toyota RAV4

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The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are two of the most competitive crossover SUVs on the market. With a wide array of standard features and agile performance, the Tiguan and RAV4 offer versatility and personality that many other car brands simply can't match. See how these two models stack up against one another in our VW Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison below.

After you've read through our guide, dive into our Fox VW inventory and lease deal pages to browse our great selection of new RAV4 models. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team by calling (248) 731-0113. For this comparison, we will be analyzing the 2019 VW Tiguan SEL, starting at $31,795 MSRP, and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE, starting at $27,300 MSRP.


Both the Tiguan and the RAV4 feature well-designed interiors, with plenty of space, premium upholstery, and smart convenience-minded specs, aiming to keep you and your passengers comfortable and cozy. While the RAV4 provides an impressive range of interior features, we're sure you'll appreciate these Tiguan interior options more:

  • Climatronic® dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar support
  • Seven passenger seating

An orange 2019 VW Tiguan driving out of a city

Performance Specs

The Tiguan and RAV4 deliver almost identical performance figures, with only minor discrepancies between them. See the engine specs for both models in the table below.

2019 VW Tiguan SEL


2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE

2.0L TSI® I4


2.5L I4

184 HP


203 HP

221 lb.-ft.


184 lb.-ft.

15.9 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 gallons

Blind spot monitoring available on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


The RAV4 offers a respectable set of safety measures, with an advanced safety package and lots of other safety specs. However, the RAV4 XLE simply can't match these Tiguan SEL safety features:

  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Security & Service
  • Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking*
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Pedestrian monitoring*
  • Rear view camera

*Included in Front Assist Package

A blue 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S


Know that every drive in your Tiguan is backed by the high standards of Volkswagen engineering! Take a look at the standard warranties provided on the 2019 Tiguan below:

  • 6 year/72,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 6 year/72,000 mile powertrain warranty
A couple placing bags in their blue 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

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