Compare 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2012 Honda CR-V
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
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
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
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
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
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
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
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 w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,926
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,840
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.3 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
145/80R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 185 @ 7000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.95 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.03
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Honda CR-V
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
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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