Compare 2008 Honda CR-V vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2008 Honda CR-V
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
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AWD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
Tiguan AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Tiguan AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
Tiguan FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
Tiguan FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,358
$26,946
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 102.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.9 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.30 x 0.98
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 - 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.74 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3415 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4200 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.56
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
5 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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