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
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
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.3
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/70SR16
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 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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - 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
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
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
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
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
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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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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