2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

The demand for SUVs continues to rise year after year, and so does our expectations for these great vehicles. Two popular SUVs in the market are the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. We will be comparing these two SUVs to see the advantages each offers.

For comparison purposes, the information we provide on these two vehicles will be off their standard trims. The trims are the LE for the Toyota RAV4 and the 2.0T S for the VW Tiguan.

Front driver angle of a green 2019 Toyota RAV4 on left VS front passenger angle of an orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan on right

2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2.5-Liter, 203-hp Engine 2.0-Liter,184-hp
26 city mpg, 35 highway mpg Fuel Economy 22 city mpg, 29 highway mpg
1,500 pounds Maximum Trailer Weight 1,500 pounds
5 people Seating Capacity 7 people

Advantages of the 2019 Toyota RAV4

As we compared these two SUVs to each other, we noticed some notable differences. If power is what you are searching for, then the RAV4 is a great option. Its strong engine runs at 203 horsepower compared to the Tiguan’s 184 horsepower. Perhaps you need an SUV that doesn’t need to fill up on gas so much, which the RAV4 also comes ahead on. The Toyota RAV4’s fuel economy is 26 city mpg and 35 highway mpg. That’s a very big difference compared to the Volkswagen Tiguan’s 22 city mpg and 29 highway mpg. If you are planning on hauling a trailer behind at some point, either SUV would do that job as both can carry 1,500 pounds behind it. However, the VW Tiguan fights back by offering a seating capacity of 7 people versus the 5 that the RAV4 can seat. If that doesn’t bother you, then the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a fantastic choice.

To schedule a test drive, contact us here at Royal South Toyota! We can provide answers for any questions you have about the 2019 Toyota RAV4. We are only a call or message away, so don’t hesitate to reach out.