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What is Better Toyota RAV4 or Volkswagen California?

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5 reasons to buy Toyota RAV4

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

130 bhp vs 122 bhp

96 kw. vs

6% or 8 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 59 mpg 73% or 24.99 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 60 liters 25% or 20 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2200 kg vs 1600 kg 27% or 600 kg

7 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 9.6 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 6.7 sec.
More top speed 112 mph vs 103 mph 9 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 79 g/mile vs 136 g/mile 72% or 57 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Other specs
Less weight 1535 kg vs 2462 kg 60% or 927 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10 meters vs 11.9 meters 19% or 1.9 meters

Neutral reasons Toyota RAV4 vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 19% or 462 cm3 more
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Common rail
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 4570 mm 7% or 320 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 1845 mm 3% or 59 mm wider
Height 1990 mm vs 1660 mm 17% or 330 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3000 mm vs 2660 mm 11% or 340 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)