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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TCC Dislikes
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 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 -
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
Third Head Room (in)
- NA -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA -
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA -
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7 2.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/70R16 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 3494 3433
Wheels
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
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 7.2 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
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
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
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
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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
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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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