Compact crossover SUVs serve so many buyers so well, thanks to their flexibility, economy, and affordable sticker prices.
One of the bestselling vehicles of its kind, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 comes in a wide range of models, all of them winners. Redesigned last in 2019, the RAV4 specializes in choice, ranging from the rugged TRD Off-Road model to a thrifty hybrid.
The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is a relatively new arrival, and plays some great cards, including safety, technology, and interior room in its challenge to the RAV4.
Both compete with excellent vehicles, including the latest Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, and Nissan Rogue. If the choice comes down to these two, which one gets our nod?
2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
Tiguan vs. RAV4 prices and features
The base Tiguan costs $28,245
A base RAV4 costs $29,310
Best picks: RAV4 XLE Hybrid, Tiguan SE