With its pleasing blend of style, fun-to-drive character, technological sophistication and interior spaciousness and refinement, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is an exceptional choice for a compact SUV. The Tiguan received a major redesign for the 2018 model-year, and with its new styling, improved performance and more space, it's better than ever. One of the Tiguan's compact SUV competitors is the Honda CR-V. Let's see how they stack up in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Honda CR-V comparison.
An advantage that the 2018 Tiguan has over the 2017 CR-V is its performance. It's powered by the most advanced version ever of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged and direct-injection powerplant uses an innovative modification to the conventional four-stroke cycle to offer an improved combination of power, efficiency and responsiveness, delivering an output of 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. While the base engine in the 2017 CR-V also produces 184 horsepower, it only manages 180 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Tiguan also offers the available 4Motion all-wheel drive with Active Control, which allows the driver to select specific vehicle profiles based on driving conditions.
Another strength of the 2018 Tiguan is its spacious interior. It offers seating for seven people and a roomy passenger volume of 123.9 cu-ft. In comparison, the 2017 CR-V only offers seating for five people and a passenger volume of only 105.9 cu-ft. The interior of the 2018 Tiguan also boasts impressive versatility as well. In three-row models, the 50/50 split third-row provides seating for two. It can also be folded down, which creates 33 cu-ft of rear cargo space, and that can be easily expanded to a maximum of 65.7 cu-ft by folding the second row, using the levers in the cargo area. The 2018 Tiguan also comes standard with roof rails for even more cargo capabilities.
The 2018 Tiguan offers many standard and available premium features. The available panoramic roof is aerodynamically and acoustically optimized, and features pinch protection and an electrically-operated one-touch sunshade that covers the inside of the entire glass area. The cabin features a modern, high-quality design with a sporty, driver-focused layout, while the multi-function trip computer helps monitor everything from fuel consumption to trip distance, Bluetooth connection status and navigation directions. In the 2018 Tiguan SEL Premium, you'll get the Fender Premium Audio System, which comes with nine speakers, including Super Twin front-door speakers and a Bassman subwoofer.
If you live in Orange County, California and would like to get behind the wheel of the 2018 VW Tiguan, then feel free to get in touch with us at Capistrano Volkswagen!