Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2021 - vs - Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2024

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Average Price: 
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
$
84,795
Updated: 
19 Jun 2023
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2024
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
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Deep Black Pearl
#25211E
Dolphin Grey Metallic
#808080
Nightshade Blue Metallic
#2B7E99
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D9D9D9
Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl
#F7F7F7
Color: 
#DEDEDC
#8EACB7
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#919392
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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

Pros
Still attractively styled after all these years,
high-end cabin finishings,
quite capacious for a compact SUV.

Cons
So-so acceleration with P250 engine,
more expensive than most rivals,
ho-hum handling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Looks fantastic
Spacious boot with practical touches
Lots of advanced driving tech

Cons
Alternatives have roomier back seats
Expensive to buy and run
Base model doesn't get sat-nav

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
406ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
394hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
39.20Feet

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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio 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
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless ignition
Heated steering wheel
Rear view camera

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.50in
188.90in
Width: 
73.10in
84.50in
Height: 
65.90in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.10in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.40in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
61.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
5511lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.50cu.ft
34.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3397.00lbs
4430.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated rear window
Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
4 one-touch power windows
1st row power glass extended moonroof
2nd row fixed glass moonroof
Hands-free entry
Heated mirrors

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
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
14-way power driver seat
2-way manual driver seat adjustments
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
3 memorized driver seat settings
14-way power passenger seat
2-way manual passenger seat adjustment
Height adjustable passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver cooled seat
Passenger cooled seat
Massaging
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Shock absorption in front
Rear Suspension: 
Rear shock absorption
Suspension Info: 
Sports suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
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
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone front climate control
Rear ventilation ducts

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
11.4" infotainment display size
Meridian premium brand speakers
11 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
USB connection
USB with external media control
400 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20"
22 in
Wheels more: 
Painted alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R22

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 disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
ventilated 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: 
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
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Rear cross traffic alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt