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Selected Style 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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,926
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,840
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 15.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size 145/80R18 - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3305
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 410
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 185 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Honda CR-V
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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