The 2016 Tiguan, RAV4, and CR-V Compete at Volkswagen of Van Nuys

If you want a vehicle that offers the utility of an SUV, but also comes with the amazing performance of a smaller vehicle, your best bet would be a compact SUV. These small crossovers have grown in popularity these last few years because of their excellent handling and efficiency for any daily commute, while also providing enough cargo space and towing capacity for all kinds of weekend adventures. It’s the best of both worlds! Such high demand, however, causes major competition, with a large number of automotive companies claiming to offer the very best. But is there one compact SUV that really outperforms all the rest?

That’s what we here at Volkswagen of Van Nuys wanted to find out. In order to figure things out, we looked at the top three most popular small crossover choices this year: the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Honda CR-V, and the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan. To provide the most accurate comparison, we compared the base model of each vehicle to determine which of the three truly has the most to offer when it comes to power, performance, and capability. Here’s what we found:



2016 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2016 Toyota RAV4 LX

2016 Honda CR-V LE


2.0T 4-cylinder TSI® engine

2.4L 4-cylinder engine

2.5L 4-cylinder engine


200 hp

185 hp

176 hp


200 lb.-ft.

172 lb.-ft.

181 lb.-ft.

Fuel Tank Capacity

16.9 gallons

15.9 gallons

15.3 gallons

Towing Capacity

2,200 lbs.

1,500 lbs.

1,500 lbs.


The Volkswagen Tiguan Has It All

With three big name competitors known for putting out top-performing, quality vehicles, it comes as no surprise that the overall results from each crossover were quite impressive. In the end, however, it was clear that there was one competitor that outperformed the others in each category. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan offers incredible power and performance, far surpassing the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V when it comes to horsepower and torque. What’s more, the Tiguan is able to tow up to 700 lbs. more than the other two vehicles. That means you’ll have no problem hauling your boat down PCH for a day out in the water, or taking your camper up for that weekend camping trip. And with a higher fuel tank capacity, you can travel farther with less stops for filling up.

Experience all the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan has to offer by coming down to Volkswagen of Van Nuys and test driving one yourself. If you want to be driving your new Volkswagen Tiguan in Los Angeles, CA today, contact us for more information, or come in and visit us as soon as possible! We have plenty of new Volkswagen models in stock and ready for you!