2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

The Volkswagen Tiguan and Honda CR-V are two of the most popular models when it comes to the SUV crossover market. With so many models and information and different trims available, it can be difficult for customers to know which crossover is right for them. We've decided to breakdown the two SUVs to better help customers find the vehicle that fits all their needs and wants. For this comparison, we'll be using the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S with 4Motion trim and the 2017 Honda CR-V LX trim models as those are the latest with the lowest starting MSRP.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Honda CR-V

2.0-liter engine Engine 2.4-liter engine
184 Horsepower 184
221 lb-ft Torque 180 lb-ft
22 city / 27 highway MPG 28 city / 34 highway

What Are the Specs for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Honda CR-V

A big question many customers have when comparing vehicles is their performance. When it comes to the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Honda CR-V, they're more alike than they're different. The 2018 VW Tiguan offers a 2.0-liter engine while the Honda CR-V offers a 2.4-liter engine, with both generating up to 184 horsepower. While the 2018 VW Tiguan is able to produce up to 221 lbs-ft of torque, the Honda CR-V produces just 180 lbs-ft of torque.

Then, of course, is size and space. Customers purchase SUV crossovers because of their advantages with size, both for passengers and for cargo. If it didn't matter, well, then they would just get a sedan. The 2018 VW Tiguan, unlike the 2017 Honda CR-V, offers third-row seating for when you have a full crew to transport.

Last but not least, there's safety. Drivers with families are always interested in which safety features are included with which SUV crossover models. The 2018 VW Tiguan comes with a wide arrange of safety features and driver-assist technology. Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist make driving on highways safer than ever before by keeping you aware as possible of the cars around you as well as when your own driving starts to slip from drowsiness or distracted driving. Blind Spot Monitor will watch and warn you about the cars on the road you can't see. None of these features are included in the 2017 Honda CR-V LX trim, only on higher-priced trim models.