2018 VW Tiguan Comparison | Richmond, VA

From Richmond to Charlottesville: The Tiguan Does What the RAV4 and the Honda CR-V Don't!

So, you need a new car for the family, it's a big decision to make. You have to consider what's going to keep your kids safe on the way to school as well as what's going to be the most affordable yet versatile SUV for you. Luckily for you, there's a way for you to have all of that and so much more with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, now available at Brown's Richmond Volkswagen! Now, we know Volkswagen might not be the only brand you're considering, which is why we want to make it easier for you to find out the best ride for you by comparing the Tiguan to other leading SUVs in its class: the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Honda CR-V.


The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • At its very best, the intercooled turbo engine of the Tiguan delivers about 184 horsepower with 221 pound-feet whereas the Toyota RAV4's engine delivers 176 horsepower with 172 pound-feet. You might be thinking that a turbo engine seems a bit much for a family SUV, but once you drive one to Fredericksburg, you'll feel the smoother difference!
  • The Volkswagen Tiguan seats seven passengers comfortably with 123.9 cubic feet of interior volume, compared to the 101.9 cubic feet of interior volume on the Toyota RAV4, which seats five passengers.
  • The Tiguan features a wireless diversity antenna to bring you clearer radio signals and enhance your listening pleasure, whereas the Toyota RAV4 still uses a rooftop antenna. If you want a clearer sound on the ride to Petersburg, the Tiguan is your best bet!
  • The Tiguan features durable alloy wheels standard on basic models whereas, with the RAV4, you'd have to upgrade models to have these wheels custom installed.
  • The Tiguan was chosen last year as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and given a "Superior" rating in terms of overall front crash prevention by the IIHS.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2018 Honda CR-V

  • The Volkswagen Tiguan's turbocharged engine features an eight-speed transmission, over the Honda CR-V's variable transmission and comes with Tiptronic and Sport modes, allowing you to switch out of automatic transmission, giving you a driving experience that's entirely in your control.
  • While both of these SUVs have about 1,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity, the payload capacity on the Tiguan is about 1,213 pounds compared to the 850-pound payload capacity of the Honda CR-V. This means that your new Tiguan can haul considerably more than the Honda CR-V, be it passengers, groceries or anything else.
  • Once again, the diversity roof antenna of the Tiguan offers a much clearer listening experience for the radio than the custom roof antenna of the Honda CR-V.

  • The radio in the Tiguan is broadcast through six speakers, whereas the Honda CR-V only has four.
  • The Tiguan has a seating capacity of seven versus the five-seat capacity of the Honda CR-V. Even the third row seating has about 28 inches of legroom and 47.8 inches of shoulder room for a much more open feel that makes the driving to Chesterfield even comfier for the whole family.

Stop by Brown's Richmond Volkswagen to find out more!

So, if the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan sounds like the versatile SUV that you've been looking for, come test drive one today at Brown's Richmond Volkswagen. We're located at 10501 Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond, VA!

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