Comparison - Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI 2020 - vs - Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid 2021

General

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Toyota Vanguard

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Average Price: 
$
82,955
Germany
Updated: 
06 Apr 2020
$
Updated: 
15 Sep 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The VW faces an uphill struggle against brand laden rivals, but is actually just as good.

Pros
Sophisticated and high-tech interior plus engines for all situations in the pipeline

Cons
Same-price rivals wear more premium badges

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Good value in lower trim levels
Spacious inside for up to five people
Excellent towing capabilities

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Fussy infotainment system
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI is expensive, but it also has a very special diesel V-8 under the hood.

Pros
Fast enough for the autobahn,
diesel efficiency,
premium-brand levels of luxury and refinement.

Cons
Garish chrome grille; an Alcantara headliner would be nice;
we'd love to have it here,
but it's premium-brand money.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It is the winner of our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money award and a finalist for our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for Families award. Currently the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Energetic powertrain
Great gas mileage
Spacious, handsome cabin
Plenty of standard features
Ample cargo space

Cons
Road noise permeates the cabin

By: 
usnews.com

The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has an impressive all-electric range and low emissions, but the extremely high list price limits its appeal for private buyers and company car buyers alike. The regular front-wheel drive RAV4 hybrid is the sweet spot in the range. It’s fairly ordinary to drive, but strong resale values, astounding economy and a fantastic reliability record make it a tempting option in the large SUV category.

Pros
Exceedingly frugal
Regular hybrid has slow predicted depreciation
Strong reliability record

Cons
Terrible infotainment system
Rivals are better to drive
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The standard RAV4 Hybrid receives a new mid-range XLE Premium trim for 2021, but the big news this year is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime models. The RAV4 Prime is the most powerful RAV4 offered with a total of 302 horsepower between its gas engine and electric motors; it also offers a claimed 42 miles of electric-only driving per charge.

Pros
Strong acceleration,
driver-assistance tech is standard,
roomy cabin.

Cons
Prices start above $30,000,
uninvolving handling,
most desirable features quickly increase the price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
Torque: 
664ft-lbs
at 1 000rpm
Horsepower: 
416hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
no
Door Pockets: 
no
no
Cupholders: 
no
no
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
no
no
Power Steering: 
no
no
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
no
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.00in
Width: 
78.10in
Height: 
67.60in
Wheel Base: 
114.30in

Weights and capacites

Curb Weight: 
5200.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no

Safety Features

ABS: 
no
no
Front head airbags: 
no
no
Rear head airbags: 
no
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
no
no
Emergency braking assist: 
no
no
Traction control: 
no
no
Child seat anchors: 
no
no
Stability control: 
no
no
Rear door child safety locks: 
no
no
Daytime running lights: 
no
no
Engine immobilizer: 
no
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Front headrests: 
no
no
Rear headrests: 
no
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
no