Are you shopping around for a compact SUV? The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent choice, with its sleek design, impressive performance, off-road capabilities, roomy and versatile interior, and a wealth of advanced technologies. See how the new Tiguan measures up against the compact SUV competition in this 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison.
The 2019 Tiguan has the advantage for performance. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine doles out 221 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder base engine in the 2019 CR-V produces 180 lb-ft of torque, while its available turbocharged 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder engine generates 179 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the CR-V, the Tiguan’s engine comes equipped with a Start-Stop system for improving fuel economy while idling. Both compact SUVs offer an available all-wheel drive system.
|2019 Volkswagen Tiguan||VS||2019 Honda CR-V|
|221 lb-ft||Base Engine Torque||180 lb-ft|
|Yes||Engine Start-Stop System||No|
|7||Maximum Seating Capacity||5|
|Yes||Automatic Post-Collision Braking System||
The Tiguan is more spacious than the CR-V. It offers seating for up to seven people and a has a total passenger volume of 123.9 cu-ft. In comparison, the CR-V only offers seating for up to five people and has a total passenger volume of 105.9 cu-ft. The Tiguan also offers a great deal of versatility with its 40/20/40 split-fold second-row seats and 50/50 split-fold third-row seats.
Volkswagen infused the 2019 Tiguan with a high level of safety. It comes standard with many advanced electronic safety features, including the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the Intelligent Crash-Response System, which turns on the hazard lights, unlocks the doors, and turns off the fuel pump if the vehicle gets in an accident. Similar features are not offered for the 2019 CR-V. And for even greater peace of mind, the 2019 Tiguan has the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. In comparison, the 2019 CR-V has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.