Comparison - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
61,900
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
$
33,095
Updated: 
02 May 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.10gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#D4D4D2
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E828A
Modern Steel Metallic
#424346
Fathom Blue Pearl
#0D3360
Gilded Pewter Metallic
#554C44
Majestic Black Pearl
#161415
Brilliant Red Metallic
#890C1D
Color: 
Habanero Orange Metallic
#FF3B0F
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
Dark Moss Green Metallic
#4C5C55
Deep Black Pearl
#060506
Platinum Grey Metallic
#82838B
Pure white
#FFFFFF
Cardinal Red Metallic
#770618
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
Stone Blue Metallic
#4F595C
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#91908B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the RLX is not without charms. Its old beak grille has finally been replaced by a prettier pentagonal nose, and a sharp 10-speed automatic now pairs to the standard 310-hp V-6 engine. Our choice is the Sport Hybrid, which uses a 377-hp powertrain derived from the one used in the NSX and has Acura’s SH-AWD system to aid handling. We like driving the RLX, but the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still stings.

Pros
Strong performance,
comfortable seats,
standard driver aids,
high value.

Cons
Invisible styling,
slow navigation system,
complex two-screen infotainment interface,
subpar paint quality.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RLX wraps a forward-thinking powertrain in a comfortable but cookie-cutter package.

Pros
Supple ride
Supportive front seats
Good fuel economy for hybrid
Excellent audio system
Hybrid all-wheel drive

Cons
Banal sedan shape
Dual-screen infotainment
Dated cabin styling
Small rear seat
No options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Acura RLX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.The RLX carries over into 2019 unchanged.

PROS
Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration
Long list of standard safety and convenience features
Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear passengers

CONS
Dual-screen infotainment system isn't intuitive to use
Interior design looks dated
Steering feels disconnected from the road
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 VW Tiguan has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride, but its price climbs quickly.

Pros
Interior room to space
Excellent infotainment software
Decent value
Good ride quality

Cons
Third row’s a joke
Expensive with options
Not very fuel-efficient
Transmission can be confused

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area
Lengthy warranty
Serene ride

Cons
Lackluster engine power
Poor fuel economy estimates

By: 
usnews.com

Revised trim levels and feature availability for 2019.

PROS
Offers a lot of space for passengers and cargo
Three-row seating is useful in a pinch
Tech interface is intuitive to use
Longer warranty period than most competitors

CONS
Subpar acceleration and responsiveness
Ranks low in fuel economy for the class
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
341ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
377hp
at 6 500rpm
184hp
at 4 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.50Feet
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.10in
185.10in
Width: 
74.40in
72.40in
Height: 
57.70in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
4.50in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.30in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.90in
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.60in
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
12.00cu.ft
73.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
37.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4380.00lbs
3814.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustmen
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Krell Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
14 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
hands-free power liftgate
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Brake drying
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
3rd Row Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Kit
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Three-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Two-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Luggage Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony
#515050
Graystone
#7F7F7F
Seacoast
#BEB599
Espresso
#3F241C
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Golden Oak/Black, leathrette
#A8A69A
Storm Grey, leatherette
#C9C9C7