Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2021 - vs - Brabus Crawler 2023

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Average Price: 
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
$
800000
Updated: 
10 Jul 2023
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2023
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Exterior Colors: 
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

Electric

Top Speed: 
99mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.40s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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: 
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
4.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
921ft-lbs
at 2 900rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
900hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
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
gpx import and export
route recording
Topographic maps
Raster maps

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.50in
182.00in
Width: 
73.10in
82.80in
Height: 
65.90in
92.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in

Weights and capacites

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

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
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: 
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: 
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Shock absorption in front
Independent chassis, double wishbone, coil spring made of high-strength steel wire
Rear Suspension: 
Rear shock absorption
Rigid axle, trailing arm, coil spring made of high-strength steel wire
Suspension Info: 
Sports suspension
suspension strut milled from solid and Integrated heat sinks on front and rear axle, dampers 4-fold adjustable (rebound/compression - high speed/low speed)

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
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
BRABUS stainless steel high-performance exhaust system with exhaust flap control and two tailpipes in sidepipe design on each side of the vehicle
BRABUS BoostXtra – Blow Off Ventil adapter
RAM-AIR intake system.
Back pressure lowering metal catalytic converter system with high performance particulate filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
12" screen
Point to Point Navigation
Maps are made on customer's request for the corresponding area of application
Integrated Bluetooth available
Equipped with PTT button and connection to VHF wireless device

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
no
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
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
BRABUS tube frame made of high strength steel
Open BRABUS carbon body without doors
BRABUS carbon hood with integrated air intakes and air outlets
BRABUS carbon roof panel
Carbon roof spoiler
underbody panels made of aluminum and resistant carbon Kevlar
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
20"
20 in
Wheels more: 
BRABUS Monoblock HD wheels with 8-hole connection, one-piece, forged color: "gunmetal black", partly polished
Heavy-duty off-road tires: LT40 x 13.50 R20 Maxxis Razr MT 128Q POR
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Brake discs with 400 mm diameter and fixed calipers
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
Brake discs with 370 mm diameter and fixed calipers
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
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
ESP, switchable in two stages (Sport & Off)
Electric parking brake, automatic & manual