Compare the 2023 VW Tiguan Near New London, CT

2023 Volkswagen Tiguanvs. the Competition

2023 VW Tiguan driving down a scenic road

Volkswagen has always marched to the beat of its own drum, whether you're discussing the iconic vintage models or the current SUV lineup. This is especially true with the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan, a highly refined SUV with a personality that's imbued with the brand's long and rich history.

This is apparent from behind the wheel, but you can't really understand the unique traits of this new VW SUV until you compare it alongside its competition. To illustrate this, we're staging a showdown of the segment heavyweights: a 2023 VW Tiguan vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson comparison.

Among this fiercely competitive quartet, the Tiguan specs and features stand out like the beacon of the Pequot Avenue Lighthouse on a stormy night. To follow up on the specs reviewed here, please visit our VW dealership near New London.

Exterior shot of a 2023 VW Tiguan driving down a scenic road

2023 Volkswagen TiguanEngine Specs

Performance and power delivery are two primary differences between the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan and its competition. Thanks to the turbocharged Tiguan engine, power comes on fast and early, resulting in effortless acceleration in all conditions. The standard powertrains in the competitors profiled here lack the extra punch of a turbo. This means that they have to travel much further into the RPM range than the Tiguan to deliver comparable power figures, and how they drive suffers because of it. The specs sheet data makes this clear. While the Tiguan makes 221 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 RPM, the next most powerful competitor, the Toyota RAV4, must hit 5,000 RPM to generate just 184 pound-feet of torque. The superiority of the VW is immediately apparent during even a quick Tiguan test-drive near New London.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Turbocharged Engine: Standard
  • Peak Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM: 221 @ 1,600

2023 Toyota RAV4

  • Turbocharged Engine: N/A
  • Peak Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM: 184 @ 5,000

2023 Subaru Forester

  • Turbocharged Engine: N/A
  • Peak Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM: 176 @ 4,400

2023 Hyundai Tucson

  • Turbocharged Engine: N/A
  • Peak Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM: 178 @ 4,000

Compare 2023 Volkswagen TiguanInterior Features & Seating

How would you like a new SUV with interior volume that defies the practical exterior dimensions? That's what you'll get when you buy a 2023 VW Tiguan near New London -- the only SUV in this group to offer seating for seven.

The appeal of the Tiguan interior doesn't end there. Several notable features help distinguish the cabin from its competition, including standard heated seats and an 8-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Similar features will cost extra on all the models being compared here.

While you're rocking out to the Fender® Premium Audio System with up to six of your friends or family, those driving competing SUVs will be left wishing they had bought a new Tiguan in Plainfield instead.

Interior seats folded down in a 2023 VW Tiguan showcasing cargo room

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Heated front seats: Standard
  • Gauge Cluster Design: 8-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Available Audio System: Fender® Premium Audio System w/ subwoofer

2023 Toyota RAV4

  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Heated front seats: Available
  • Gauge Cluster Design: Analog Cluster w/ 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display
  • Available Audio System: JBL® Premium Audio System

2023 Subaru Forester

  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Heated front seats: Available
  • Gauge Cluster Design: Instrument Cluster w/ speedometer & tachometer
  • Available Audio System: Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System

2023 Hyundai Tucson

  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Heated front seats: Available
  • Gauge Cluster Design: 4.2-inch Display
  • Available Audio System: Bose® Premium Audio System

2023 VW Tiguan for Sale in Plainfield, CT

Powerful and well equipped, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan has carved out an enviable position for itself within the compact SUV segment. You can see this firsthand by scheduling a Tiguan review with our team -- simply contact Plainfield Volkswagen to set up a time with our sales team. We think Connecticut VW fans will quickly fall in love with this exciting new SUV.

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