Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2021 - vs - Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO 2021

General

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Average Price: 
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
$
50,470
Updated: 
08 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
5-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.00gals
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
Color: 
Lunar Rock
#7D8C83
Super White
#F7F7F7
Midnight Black Metallic
#171717
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E

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

New 4Runner Trail Special Edition.Standard LED headlights for all 4Runners.TRD Pro trim gets new wheels and retuned shock absorbers.

Pros
Lots of off-road capability
Wide variety of configurations to suit many buyers
Versatile cargo area, especially with the optional slide-out floor

Cons
Choppy ride quality compared with more modern crossover SUVs
V6 engine is not particularly fuel-efficient
Tall step-in height makes for awkward entry and exit

By: 
edmunds.com

The latest 4Runner adds a new limited-production Trail Edition for 2021. Toyota says it will only build 4000 copies, which are based on the base SR5 model and come with rear- or four-wheel drive. The Trail Edition is equipped with 17-inch dark gray TRD wheels and black exterior badges. Inside, it has black seats with tan stitching and all-weather floor mats.

Pros
Highly capable off-road,
roomy cargo hold,
loads of standard driver assists.

Cons
Poor fuel economy,
sloppy on-road ride-and-handling,
shabby interior materials.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner is a hugely capable and cool throwback SUV with a modern price attached.

Pros
Very capable
Good looks
Big touchscreen
Old-school SUV
Awesome TRD Pro versions.

Cons
Outdated crash-test scores
Old interior
Dismal fuel economy
Others are more comfortable

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
4.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
278ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
270hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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
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
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.50in
191.30in
Width: 
73.10in
75.80in
Height: 
65.90in
72.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.60in
Wheel Base: 
105.40in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
38.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
32.90in
Front Hip Room: 
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
61.60cu.ft
89.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.50cu.ft
47.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
33.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
26.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3397.00lbs
4750.00lbs

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
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

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
Bucket front seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest
Folding With Storage Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Shock absorption in front
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear shock absorption
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Sports suspension
Front Independent 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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
15 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
550 Watts Stereo Output
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)

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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20"
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Terrain Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17

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
Rear 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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp

Options

Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards
Running Boards Anodized Detail
TRD 17" Alloy Wheels - Matte Black
TRD 17" Cast Bronze Wheel
Predator Tube Step
Hood Protector
Rock Rails
Blackout Emblem Overlays
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Ball Mount
Trail Running Boards
Running Boards
Trailer Ball - 2 5/16"
Paint Protection Film
Trailer Ball - 2"
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Divider
Sliding Rear Cargo Deck
Cargo Tote
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net - Envelope
Carpet Cargo Mat
Dashcam
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
All Weather Floor Liners
Carpet Floor Mats
Covercraft Pet Seat Cover - Tan
Covercraft Pet Seat Cover - Black
Covercraft Pet Seat Cover - Gray
Cargo Tray

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
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