Toyota RAV4 2006 vs Volkswagen Tiguan 2007

Toyota RAV4
2006 - 2009
Volkswagen Tiguan
2007 - 2011
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.4 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 170 HP170 HP
Torque: 224 NM280 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.6 seconds9.9 seconds
Volkswagen Tiguan is a more dynamic driving.
Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan have the same engine power, but Toyota RAV4 torque is 56 NM less than Volkswagen Tiguan. Toyota RAV4 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.7 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 10.39.9
Toyota RAV4 consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Toyota RAV4 could require 60 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres64 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 580 km in combined cycle640 km in combined cycle
750 km on highway830 km on highway
Volkswagen Tiguan gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)


Engine production duration: 19 years6 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota Previa, Toyota CamryUsed also on Audi Q3
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota RAV4 might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Volkswagen Tiguan engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.40 m4.43 m
Width: 1.82 m1.81 m
Height: 1.72 m1.69 m
Both cars are similar in size. Toyota RAV4 is 3 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, width is practically the same , while the height of Toyota RAV4 is 3 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 586 litres470 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1470 litres1510 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Toyota RAV4 has 116 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Volkswagen Tiguan may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Tiguan (by 40 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters12 meters
The turning circle of the Toyota RAV4 is 1.8 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan, which means Toyota RAV4 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1102`220

above average
Toyota RAV4 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Tiguan has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Toyota RAV4, so Toyota RAV4 quality is probably better
Average price (€): 50007600
Pros and Cons: Toyota RAV4 has
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volkswagen Tiguan has
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • higher safety
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