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2016 VW Tiguan vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Frederick, MD

Which Crossover Will Meet All of Your Needs?

If you are on the hunt for a brand-new crossover that not only meets your expectations, but surpasses them, you typically will have to do some research on all the models available in the market. We have put together a 2016 VW Tiguan vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Frederick, MD, comparison, so you don’t have to spend more time than needed searching for your ideal CUV! With all of the Tiguan’s standard luxuries and heart-pumping performance, it meets all of your needs and more. We encourage you to experience the thrilling Tiguan for yourself here at Pohanka VW today!

Both crossovers can offer you a durable and fun-to-drive ride, but the 2016 Tiguan’s power is hard to top. Giving you a rewarding 200 horsepower1 and 207 lb.-ft. of torque, the VW Tiguan’s 2.0L engine knows how to deliver an unforgettable performance. Although the RAV4’s 2.5L 4-cylinder engine works hard to produce 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque, it can’t quite measure up the Tiguan’s high-achieving numbers. With the VW Tiguan’s 2,200-lb. towing capcity2, you can transport your camper to Gambrill State Park for a weekend outdoor adventure. However, the Toyota RAV4 only has a 1,500-lb, towing capacity3, so you’ll be more limited to as to what you can haul.

You’ll also find a multitude of technology systems that come in the VW Tiguan that you can’t get in the RAV4. With the VW Car-Net® App-Connect4, you can use a number of your favorite applications while on the road. This innovation is only featured on the Volkswagen models, so the Toyota RAV4 won’t offer you this. Use navigation for your next trip to Washington, DC, stream your own playlist while on your way to work, or even utilize Google™ to find a new restaurant to try for a date night with this amazing technology. The 2016 RAV4’s 4.2-inch audio touchscreen can’t compete with the Tiguan’s 5-inch color touchscreen sound system, which includes MP3-capability and audio streaming for compatible devices.

And the Tiguan’s incredible features don’t stop there. When you take a seat in the VW Tiguan, you’ll notice its luxury-appointed interior embellished with details and comfortable amenities. This is just one of the many reasons that put the Tiguan in a class of its own in our 2016 VW Tiguan vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Frederick, MD. V-Tex leatherette seating and an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support make it easy to sit back and relax when at the wheel of the VW Tiguan. You’ll only find a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat trimmed in cloth material in the 2016 RAV4.

Also, Toyota’s Smart Key System5 with push-button start is only available on higher trims of the RAV4, whereas Volkswagen includes its keyless access and push-button start on all of its Tiguan models. You can stay warm and toasty on during those gold East Coast winters with the VW Tiguan’s standard heated front seats. However, if you want heated seats in your RAV4, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level.

There is a crossover that outshines the others in our 2016 VW Tiguan vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Frederick, MD, comparison, and that is the astounding Tiguan! Schedule a test drive here at Pohanka VW, your Maryland VW dealer, by calling 855-975-5871, or by heading to our website! You can find us at 1720 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD.


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1 Performance specifications based on manufacturer's ratings achieved with premium fuel.

2 When properly equipped.

3 Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.

4 Compatible device required and not included. App support varies by smartphone integration platform. Certain alerts should only be viewed when it is safe and appropriate. Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Message and data rates apply.

5 The Smart Key System may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

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