The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a leading choice for the compact SUV segment, with its sleek design, impressive driving characteristics, off-road capabilities, spacious and versatile interior, and a wealth of advanced technologies. See how the new Tiguan favorably stacks up against the compact SUV competition in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison.
While both vehicles are classified as compact SUVs, the Tiguan is the more spacious of the two models, with a seating capacity of up to seven people, compared to only five people for the CR-V. The Tiguan is also very versatile, with a 40/20/40 split second-row and 50/50 split third-row for many different seating and cargo configurations. The 2018 Tiguan also offers many premium features, including an available panoramic glass tilt-and-slide sunroof, heated leatherette seating surfaces and a heated steering wheel.
On the performance front, the 2018 Tiguan outmuscles the 2018 CR-V. Its state-of-the-art turbocharged EA888 four-cylinder engine delivers 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. While the CR-V gets a similar level of horsepower, it only manages 180 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan's engine also comes with a Start/Stop system to improve fuel economy when the vehicle is idling. If you're looking to head out into the wilderness or want confident all-weather traction, you can get the available 4Motion all-wheel drive system. It features an Active Control feature with four different settings that you can change according to the driving conditions.
The 2018 Tiguan also has the advantage for safety. Unlike the CR-V and other compact SUVs, the Tiguan comes standard with an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which helps limit additional damage after an initial collision. The Tiguan also comes standard with the Intelligent Crash Response System, Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a rearview camera. For even greater peace of mind, the 2018 Tiguan comes with a six-year/72,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which also includes powertrain components. In comparison, the limited warranty for the 2018 CR-V is only for 3-years/36,000 miles, while its powertrain warranty is for 5-years/60,000 miles.