2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan 2021 Toyota RAV4
  221 lb-ft 184 lb-ft
Seating Capacity
  7 Passengers 5 Passengers
Alloy Wheels
  Standard Optional

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

Serving Milwaukee, WI

The Volkswagen Tiguan and the Toyota RAV4 have directly competed for Milwaukee’s drivers’ attention for several decades. These are both five-passenger crossovers with comparable base-level pricing. However, they stand boldly apart from each other in critical areas that could influence your purchase plans. What do you need to know about the Tiguan and the RAV4 before you narrow down your options to a specific model?


The stunning differences between the 2021 Tiguan and the 2021 RAV4 begin on the exterior. The Tiguan has a graceful curve through the hood and lean accent lines that flow horizontally down the side doors. This combines with a lower-side accent piece with a chrome finish to create a clean, modern look. The nose is confidently rounded with horizontal trends through the grille, lower fascia, and LED lights. The RAV4 for 2021 has a tall and relatively flat hood with downward-trending accents through the nose. With crisp personality accents running in various directions through the nose and the grille, the RAV4 has a chunky exterior façade.


The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan interior style is reflective of the theme established on the exterior. The dashboard is distinctly modern, with a digital cockpit display screen and a second digital screen for the infotainment system. Additional features in the Tiguan include smart device integration, a navigation system, remote accessibility, sport pedals, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and several other exciting features. On the other hand, the 2021 Toyota RAV4’s dashboard is both molded and layered. The infotainment system’s screen is set back from the rest of the center stack, and it rises above the dashboard. Its look is also defined by large rotary knobs for the driving models, the climate management system, and the infotainment system.


The differences between the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2021 RAV4 continue throughout their safety features. Both models have tire pressure monitoring, airbags, and blind-spot monitoring. The Tiguan also comes with an intelligent crash response, a rear camera, a reinforced safety cage, six stability systems, a post-collision braking system, and other gear. The Toyota model has Safety Sense equipment.

You can get more familiar with the full abilities of the Tiguan across its trim lineup by visiting Volkswagen of Milwaukee North soon. Schedule time to tour the showroom by calling our Volkswagen sales department today.