Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Toyota RAV4 vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Toyota RAV4
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
Select style
4WD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
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2WD 4-Door Automatic LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dynaudio 21 27 $36,558 $38,080

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,098
$22,487
$24,168

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,595
$24,050
$25,175

Monthly Payment Estimate

$410 / month
$401 / month
$420 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
6.8
7.8

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. The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover. 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

City

23 mpg 21 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 38.3 35.8

Front Head Room (in)

38.0 40.8 39.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.5 108.2 95.3

Second Hip Room (in)

53.1 52.4 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.6 57.1 56.2

Second Head Room (in)

38.6 39.7 39.0

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 55.3 54.8

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.8 40.1

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 53.8 - TBD -

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- NA -

Third Leg Room (in)

- NA -

Third Hip Room (in)

- NA -

Third Head Room (in)

- NA -

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.6 71.5 71.2

Track Width, Front (in)

61.6 61.4 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.8 7.5 6.9

Length, Overall (in)

178.3 181.9 174.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

65.1 66.3 66.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.6 61.4 61.9

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 104.7 102.5

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

51.0 - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

70.9 73.0 56.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA NA NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

39.0 - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

37.2 36.4 23.8

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

54.0 - TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 15.9 16.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.7 14.6 14.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.3 34.8 39.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.2 2.7 2.8

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/65TR17 P215/70R16 P215/65R16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65TR17 P215/70R16 P215/65R16

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - P215/70R16 145/80R18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 150 220

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

225 NA 330

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 1500 2200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 NA 2200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3365 3494 3433

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - 16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Alloy

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Alloy

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.0 7.2 11.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD - 140

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

163 @ 4400 172 @ 4000 207 @ 1700-5000

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.0L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

185 @ 7000 179 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection SFI Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 27 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 21 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 24 24

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 1.41 1.56

Trans Type

5 4 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 - TBD - NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.53 NA 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.00 3.14 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.51 2.20 2.30

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 3.08 3.69

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.73 1.02 1.16

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - TBD - NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 3.94 3.95

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 0.87 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.79 1.00 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double-wishbone Four-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Coil spring NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 7.8 7.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6 5 5

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

--

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

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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