Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4
Taking a Look at the Ultimate SUV
Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)
Volkswagen Tiguan S
2.0L TSI, 16-Valve, In-Line 4-Cylinder TurboCharged Engine
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Honda CR-V LX
1.5L 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
179 lb-ft @ 2000-5000 rpm
Toyota RAV4 LE
2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Mazda CX-5 Sport
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Sleek, Smart, and Powerful—More so than Your Standard SUV
There’s plenty to love about the Volkswagen Tiguan from its strong performance to its sleek design. The exterior of this SUV leaves a strong impression with its sculpted lines and contoured hood. Opt for the R-Line, and you’ll get a sporty design with 20” alloy wheels and a defined front bumper—everything you want in a powerful SUV.
But how does the Volkswagen Tiguan compete against other SUVs? Today, we’ll take a closer look at how its performance and tech matches up against its competition, including the Mazda CX-5, the Toyota RAV4, and the Honda CR-V.
If the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan already has you excited, stop by Volkswagen of Gainesville to take this sleek SUV for a test drive.
Who’s Got the Power?
Every cruise in the Volkswagen Tiguan feels like an exhilarating drive as you hug those tight corners and get that 2.0L TSI® Engine roaring. And with 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft torque at 1600 RPM, you can expect quick and punchy acceleration when bolting off from green lights or merging onto busy highways. It’s the power that’s practical for your daily drives.
You’ll also get an efficient drive with EPA-estimated 29 highway mpg. Cruise from Gainesville to Orange Park without worrying about stopping at the pump on your way back.
Don’t let the rain and slick roads get in the way of your travels. With available 4MOTIOIN® All-Wheel-drive, you’ll cruise over any surface and even get a drive mode selector to optimize your drives to any terrain. Snow Mode isn’t just for snow, but also for loose or slippery terrains you’ll encounter while cruising Florida. Meanwhile, Off-Road and Off-Road Custom allow you to deal with steep hills and grainy roads like a pro.
By comparison, the Mazda CX-5 offers 187 hp and 186 lb-ft torque. The powers similar, but don’t expect quite the punchy acceleration you’ll find in the VW Tiguan.
For the Toyota RAV4, you’ll find similar available AWD and drive select modes. But the 2.5L 4-cylinder motor puts out 203 hp and 184 lb-ft torque. And you’ll feel that reduced torque when you take off from stop signs and notice it takes longer to get up and going. And the Honda CR-V puts out similar numbers as its competitors with a 1.5L 4-cylinder motor packing 190 hp and 179 lb-ft torque.
Overall, it’s a close call when it comes to performance. But if you’re looking for that rapid acceleration and an overall fun drive, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has you covered.
Stay Connected When You Need It
When you enter the Volkswagen Tiguan, you’ll find all the modern tech to keep your drives fun and memorable. Get back to your urgent texts and take any important work calls with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on an available 8-inch touchscreen glass display. While you’re at it, blast out your favorite playlists from your phone to amp yourself up or calm down after a long day. For listening to your tunes, you have the available Fender® Premium Audio System with a 480-watt amp and 9-speakers for theater-quality sound.
For your seating surfaces, cloth comes standard with a quilted rhombus design for a cozy and upscale look whenever you step inside. But you can also upgrade to V-Tex leatherette seating for the full luxury vibes and easy-to-clean material.
By comparison, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 packs a similar interior and features. But note that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available and not standard—something important if you’re planning to opt for the base trim. In the Honda CR-V, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren’t standard. It’s also worth noting that the Audio system maxes out at 330-watts and 9 speakers. It’s still a great sound, but the real question for you is how it competes with the Volkswagen Tiguan audio quality.
The Toyota RAV4 brings standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And with an available 8-inch
Touchscreen, it brings a fun experience inside. The real question is whether or not you want the quilted rhombus designed interior of the Volkswagen Tiguan or if the 2020 Toyota RAV4’s basic standard cloth works for you.
Safety for Wherever You Drive
When driving the I-75 to Ocala, or cruising through a major city, the Volkswagen Tiguan packs all the standard safety you’ll need for safe and easy travels.
Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring keeps a lookout for traffic ahead, and is standard on all models. When a collision seems imminent, your VW SUV hits the brakes for you to help you avoid fender benders. When cruising multilane roads, Blind Spot Monitoring watches your blind zones and lets you know when it’s safe to merge. This feature is also standard on all models and is perfect for highway drives and city drives alike—after all, it’s tricky watching out for your blind spots, the traffic ahead of you, and finding the right route to your destination. Think of Blind Spot Monitoring as removing a chunk of stress from the driving experience.
Leaving a crowded parking lot feels easy with Rear Traffic Alert. The system offers a 180-degree view up to 65 feet behind your Tiguan. Enter reverse and anytime traffic pulls up from either side, you’ll get an alert warning you of the cars (or shopping carts).
By comparison, the other three SUVs also pack the standard safety features to keep your cruises secure. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find in each vehicle.
- Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
- Lane Keeping System
- Overhead View Camera
- Park Distance Control
- Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Smart City Brake Support
- Lane Departure Warning
- Pedestrian Detection
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Pre-Collision System
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Full-Speed Radar Cruise Control
It’s great that safety comes first with all these SUVs. But if you notice, the Honda and Toyota models don’t come with standard Blind Spot Warnings—and that’s a feature that’s useful on most roads you’ll travel.
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale in Gainesville
The Volkswagen Tiguan never comes up short when it comes to power, safety, and fun. Try it out for yourself with a test drive at Volkswagen of Gainesville.
At Volkswagen of Gainesville, we’re proud to be a member of the Morgan Automotive Group. That means we strive to offer the best customer service we can. You’ll also receive a Lifetime Warranty for repairs on select pre-owned cars. We look forward to your visit.