Compare 2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Honda CR-V
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,396 $27,050
CR-V EX AWD 27 33 $26,707 $28,450
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $27,736 $29,550
CR-V EX-L 2WD w/Navi 28 34 $28,672 $30,550
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 33 $29,047 $30,950
CR-V EX-L AWD w/Navi 27 33 $29,983 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 26 32 $22,775 $24,250
CR-V LX AWD 25 31 $24,085 $25,650
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $30,732 $32,750
CR-V Touring AWD 27 33 $32,042 $34,150
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $24,859 $25,895
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 22 27 $23,612 $24,595
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $26,929 $28,050
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 22 27 $25,681 $26,750
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $31,095 $32,390
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 22 27 $29,847 $31,090
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium 4MOTION 21 27 $36,048 $37,550
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium FWD 22 27 $34,801 $36,250
Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4MOTION 19 25 $23,257 $24,225
Tiguan Limited 2.0T FWD 20 26 $21,361 $22,250

2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars

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.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,396
$24,859
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,050
$25,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice. What it lacks in personality, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover SUV makes up for with its clean approach.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 101.1
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.2 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.8 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.2 37.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3858
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 360
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
179 @ 2000 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 184 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.64 3.33
Trans Type
1 8
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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