Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2018 - vs - Toyota 4Runner Limited 2017

General

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Toyota Hilux Surf

Videos:
VW Tiguan Review --TOP 5 LIKES & DISLIKES
2018 VW Tiguan Review--FAMILY APPROVED
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan - Review and Road Test
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Test Drive Video Review
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review, Features, specifications
Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2017 review | first drive video
Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 review | first drive
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Hyundai Tucson Comparison Review
2017 Toyota 4Runner review, Features, interior, exterior
Why Buy? | 2017 Toyota 4Runner Review
2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited First look with Detailed Review of features
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium Review
2017 Toyota 4Runner, interior, exterior, walk-around features
2015 Toyota 4Runner OFFROAD
2017 Toyota 4Runner Off-Road Premium Review, interior and exterior features
2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited First look with Detailed Review of features
Average Price: 
$32,390
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
$44,560
Updated: 
02 Dec 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
5-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
23.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Ruby Red
#8B292F
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#68070E
Classic Silver Metallic
#8E8E8E
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38373C
Midnight Black Metallic
#03020C
Nautical Blue Metallic
#303C64
Super White
#DADADA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace looks to be better aligned with the demands of American buyers than its pricey, cramped predecessor.

Pros
More aligned with buyer tastes?
Clean styling inside and out
High-tech dashboard
Lots of available safety tech

Cons
Will it be underpowered?
Awfully small for a three-row crossover
Third row required for FWD
Looks are too conservative for some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 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
Lots of user-friendly tech features
Good cargo space
Smooth ride
Roomy first- and second-row seats

Cons
Postage-stamp third row
Unimpressive engine
Subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Volkswagen Tiguan is fully redesigned for 2018. Compared to its predecessor, it offers more legroom, more cargo space and a standard third row.

PROS
Lots of space for passengers and cargo
Third-row seating can be useful in a pinch
Now offers comprehensive driver safety features
Revised tech interface is sharp, intuitive and quick to respond

CONS
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride
Still ranks low in fuel economy, despite revised engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The last of an increasingly rare breed of truck-based SUVs, the 4Runner will take you off the beaten path like few other production vehicles. Adverse terrain is where it thrives, so if that's not where you generally tread, the Toyota Highlander is a better choice.

For 2017, the 4Runner is carried over with minimal changes. The Trail and Trail Premium are renamed TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium, and the TRD Pro Series is available in three additional colors.

While day-to-day commuting isn't the 4Runner's forte, this midsize SUV is thoughtfully designed. Weekend excursions are what this traditional SUV does best thanks to rugged drivetrain hardware and enough ground clearance to deal with tricky off-road situations. Its cargo area is quite versatile, too, especially when equipped with the optional sliding rear cargo deck.

Pros
Serious off-road capability few other competitors can match
Variety of configurations to suit many buyers and price points
Versatile cargo area, especially with optional slide out

Cons
Choppy ride quality compared to more modern crossovers
Standard V6 is not particularly fuel-efficient
Tall step-in height makes for ungraceful entry and exit.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is offered in a number of trim levels, starting with the SR5, the SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, Limited, and TRD Pro models. All models are powered by a 4.0L 270 hp V-6 mated to a five speed automatic transmission. Maximum towing capacity on properly-equipped models is 5,000 pounds. Although similar in size to the Highlander midsize crossover, the 4Runner has a distinctly different mission in life, catering to those seeking a higher level of off-road capability. To that end, the 4Runner offers Toyota’s Crawl Control feature helping to maintain a constant speed in challenging off-road situations, regulating engine and braking force within five driver-selectable low-speed settings. The optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) facilitates extended wheel travel for greater off-road control and stability.

The 4Runner last received a major makeover in 2014, when it received a new and controversial front-end styling update, LED taillights, and interior revisions aimed at giving the traditional SUV a more upscale feel. Big news came in 2015 with the introduction of the TRD Pro model, joining the Tacoma and Tundra with a model specifically targeted toward off-road enthusiasts. New for 2017 are the TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium grades. For the avid off-road enthusiast, the TRD Pro model returns for the new model year. The TRD Off-Road models offer unique interior and exterior badging, carbon fiber-look trim, and TRD red letter embroidery on the front headrests for the TRD Off-Road Premium model.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a traditional body-on-frame midsize SUV related to the Tacoma midsize truck, the global Land Cruiser Prado, and U.S.-market Lexus GX. Five-passenger seating is standard, with an optional third row bringing total capacity to seven. The SUV is offered in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations and the standard powertrain is a 4.0-liter 270 hp V-6 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

Pros
New TRD Pro model
Truck roots give it off-road ruggedness
Entune multimedia suite

Cons
Last-generation V-6 engine
Truckish feel and handling
Polarizing styling.

By: 
motortrend.com

If it's an exploration companion you're after, the Toyota 4Runner fits the bill exceptionally well

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We're not all smitten with the 4Runner, but there's no denying that it stands out.

Though its trucky roots show around town, the 4Runner is an especially capable off-roader.

Comfy seats and a roomy and versatile cargo area make the 4Runner a great pack mule.

Bigger isn't necessarily better when you lack some advanced safety tech.

While it's not a budget Range Rover, the 4Runner is well-outfitted and features a lot of available off-road tech.

Think of the 4Runner as a throwback SUV...with throwback gas mileage.

Pros
Off-road capability and features
Distinctive styling
High-tech suspension options
Strong V-6 engine
Power rear window

Cons
Weak third row
Choppy ride
Lack of steering precision
Price can climb quickly
Subpar fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
21.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
20.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
4.00L
Torque: 
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
278ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
184hp
at 4 400rpm
270hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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 Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.10in
190.70in
Width: 
72.40in
75.80in
Height: 
66.30in
71.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
9.00in
Front Track: 
61.80in
63.00in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
63.20in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
38.60
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
56.50in
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
57.80in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.60
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
55.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
32.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.50cu.ft
89.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
1500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
37.60cu.ft
47.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
30.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
26.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3858.00lbs
4525.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Leather
Cloth
8-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-level heating passenger seat
4 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
Bucket front seats
8-way power driver seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
Android Auto
MirrorLink
Apple CarPlay
15 total speakers
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
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
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
20 X 7.5 In
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid 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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Dusk Sensing Headlamps
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
3rd Row Seat Package
R-Line Package For Sel
Keep It Wild Savings
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection
Hood Deflector
Accessory Towing Kit
Bumper Protector
Splash Guards
Special Color
Automatic Running Boards
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Privacy Cover
Luggage Net
Sliding Rear Cargo Deck
Leather-Trimmed 50/50 Split Fold Flat Third Row Seat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Grey
#8E8E8E
Pure Black
#191919
Color: 
Graphite, leatherette
#313131
Sand Beige, leatherette
#B5AEA1