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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
2WD 4-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,132
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$381 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 95.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.2 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.9 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4400 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 7000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.92
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.89
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51 2.16
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.38
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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