They 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan represent two different takes on the people’s crossover. The five-seat Honda CR-V shoots for the mainstream with its versatile cargo area and refined, upmarket interior. With its 2018 Tiguan, VW courts shoppers who might want seating for two more—as long as they’re pint-size.
We rate the CR-V a hair higher than the Tiguan: 7.0 for the Honda compared to 6.8 for the VW, but there’s some fine print worth reading here. The Honda has been thoroughly crash-tested by independent and federal testers, while we’re still awaiting some scores for the VW. It may wind up being a draw.