2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V

The compact crossover segment is one of the most versatile in the automotive landscape. Models are designed to meet the needs of a diverse population, ranging from individuals looking for an attractive commuting vehicle with a tall ride height and impressive interior space, to small families who need a little of everything. In this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison, we are looking at two attractive models that stand above the rest.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan was recently redesigned to deliver an even more satisfying drive. The Honda CR-V was redesigned in 2017. While both of these vehicles can meet a variety of driver needs, we like the versatility that the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan brings to the road. This model can seat either five or seven passengers (while the 2018 Honda CR-V tops out at five) and can hold up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo in select models with the rear seats folded down.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V
$25,195 Starting MSRP $24,150
2.0-L 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.4-L 4-cylinder
7 Max. Passengers 5
8-inches Top Touchscreen Size 7-inches

Engine Performance on the 2018 Tiguan

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Honda CR-V offer 184 horsepower in their base engine. The Honda's starting 2.4-liter four-cylinder also offers 180 pound-feet of torque. The Honda model is also available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. That may be more horsepower than is available on the 2018 Tiguan, but the attractive Volkswagen crossover makes that up in available torque. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine offers 221 pound-feet of torque, which gives drivers the acceleration they crave in highway or city driving.

Another way that the VW crossover excels in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison is when it comes to technology options. The 2018 VW Tiguan comes with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen display and is available with an eight-inch option. The base infotainment system on the Honda crossover is a five-inch screen without touchscreen functions. A seven-inch touchscreen is available on the 2018 Honda CR-V. Drivers looking for premium safety features can enjoy Driver Assistance Packages available on all models of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. The Honda Sensing suite of safety features is only available on upper trims of the 2018 Honda CR-V.

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan in the Daphne AL area, contact a representative of Team Gunther Volkswagen today.

side view of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with storms in the background
rear cargo area of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with all rear seats folded down
third-row seating of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
infotainment touchscreen of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan