Comparison - Tesla Model X Long Range 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2021

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Average Price: 
$
84,990
Updated: 
12 Mar 2018
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Blue Metallic
#193F93
Midnight Silver Metallic
#383B43
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#F0F0F0
Red Multi-Coat
#A21B09
Solid Black
#292927
Color: 
Pure White
#F6F6F6
Deep Black Pearl
#25211E
Dolphin Grey Metallic
#808080
Nightshade Blue Metallic
#2B7E99
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D9D9D9
Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl
#F7F7F7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Tesla Model X comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive.No major additions announced yet, but Tesla typically updates its vehicles throughout the calendar year.

Pros
Instant and powerful acceleration
Electric range is impressive
Three-row seating is available
Access to Tesla's extensive Supercharger network

Cons
Finicky upward-swinging rear doors impede functionality
Rough, choppy ride with larger wheels
Vast windshield lets too much sun and heat into the cabin
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered

By: 
edmunds.com

Ignore the silly falcon doors and the 2020 Tesla Model X is a compelling family electric crossover.

Pros
Stupefying performance
Rides well
Quick, clear 17-inch touchscreen
All-electric powertrain

Cons
Awkward style
Falcon doors are a gimmick
Disappointing interior space
Expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

It's hard to know exactly what's new on 2020 Model Xs because Tesla, unlike almost every other automaker, makes constant running changes to its products throughout each calendar year. According to a blog post on its consumer site, Tesla touts more efficient electric motors, faster charging via more robust onboard chargers, and a fully adaptive air suspension system. Tesla is also testing a new variant of the Model S—the Model X's sedan cousin—at Germany's famed Nürburgring race course.

Pros
Long driving range,
quick-charging battery,
impressive acceleration.

Cons
Cabin doesn't live up to the price,
gimmicky Falcon Wing doors,
build quality could be better.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's #8 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Comfortable ride
Generous cargo space

CONS
Engine feels underpowered at times
Less engaging handling compared to some rivals
Below-average fuel economy ratings

By: 
usnews.com

In advance of a more thorough update for the 2022 model year, VW makes a few changes to the Tiguan for 2021. The base S and mid-range SE models receive new 17-inch wheel designs and the latter of the two receives standard adaptive cruise control. Likewise, the top-spec SEL Premium R-Line model gains a power-adjustable front passenger's seat.

PROS
Agile driving behavior,
optional third row of seats,
fuel-efficient powertrain.

CONS
Poky acceleration,
firm ride,
dowdy interior design.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty.

PROS
Big interior
Smooth ride
Automatic emergency braking standard
Big cargo area
Straight shooter

CONS
…and a little boring
Not very fuel-efficient
Small third row
New one on the way

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Electric Motor
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Front/rear Parking distance control
Start/stop system with regenerative braking
Adaptive cruise control ACC stop and go including speed limiter
Multifunction front facing camera
Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
177.50in
Width: 
78.70in
73.10in
Height: 
66.00in
65.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
7.90in
Front Track: 
65.40in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
116.70in
105.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.70
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.90
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.70in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.80in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
61.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.00cu.ft
34.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5421.00lbs
3397.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated rear window
Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Heated front seats
Backrest release for left front seat
Lumbar support in front seats
Front seats with height adjustment
Top comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Shock absorption in front
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear shock absorption
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Sports suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air Care Climatronic 3 zone automatic climate control with enhanced air filter and controls in the rear
Automatically-heated washer nozzles in front
Remote unlocking for rear seat backrest

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB connection
17 Total Speakers
8 speakers
2 USB-C ports in the front, 1 USB-C charging socket on the centre console in the rear
App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
SD card slot
12V socket in centre console

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Heated rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Automatic headlight control system
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Privacy glass for rear side windows and rear window
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.5 In.
20"
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
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
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Integrated Headrests
Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn and towing protection
Anti theft wheel bolts
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Active pedestrian safety system
Hill hold control

Options

Exterior Options: 
22" Onyx Black Wheels
20" Two-Tone Slipstream Wheels
Interior Options: 
Six Seat Interior
Seven Seat Interior

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
White and Black, leatherette
#E2E6E7
Cream, leatherette
#C0B298