2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V

If you’re looking for a versatile and fun to drive compact SUV for your commutes around West Valley, Murray City, and Orem, you’ll want to take a look at the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Honda CR-V. These vehicles both offer a great combination of capability, features, and cargo space, but how can you know which one is the best choice for your particular needs? To help you decide, our team here at Volkswagen SouthTowne has put together this helpful comparison of the 2018 Tiguan vs. 2018 Honda CR-V. Let’s dive in to see the details of these two SUVs side by side.

Tiguan vs CR-V: Power & Performance

Both these SUVs come with an engine that produces 184 horsepower. The Tiguan engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the CR-V has a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission. On both options, front-wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive is available if you’d like to add extra traction and control for traversing rough winter weather conditions.

VW Tiguan

Volkswagen or Honda: Seating for All

The 2018 Honda CR-V seats five passengers, while the Tiguan offers space for up to seven, depending upon the seating configuration you choose. If you have a large family, extra seating could play a major part in your decision. Both vehicles come with standard cloth upholstery.

For extra luxury, you can add options such as leatherette or genuine leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

VW Tiguan Interior

The front seat of the Volkswagen Tiguan delivers 39.6 inches of headroom compared to the Honda CR-V’s 38 inches. In the second row, headroom is identical at 39.1 inches.

Modern Tech Features

These SUVs both come stacked with modern technology features designed to make your commutes more convenient and entertaining. The 2018 Tiguan comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, while the 2018 CR-V comes with a 5-inch display screen that does not respond to touch commands.

The Tiguan also delivers standard smartphone connectivity using Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, so you can access your favorite smartphone apps right on your car’s screen. On the CR-V, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim or package to access this feature. The Volkswagen has a 6-speaker audio system for crystal-clear music playback, while the Honda SUV has just four speakers.

Both vehicles come with a rearview camera to make it simple and safe to reverse in crowded parking lots, plus Bluetooth® connectivity so you can access your music and contacts and even make phone calls without removing your hands from the wheel. You’ll also get a standard USB port to keep your devices charged up.

2018 VW Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V

So, which of these excellent SUVs will you choose to bring with you on all your drives around West Valley, Murray City, and Orem? Our team at Volkswagen SouthTowne thinks that drivers will appreciate the Tiguan seating capacity and impressive list of standard tech features. If you’d like to get behind the wheel and try one for yourself, contact us today to schedule a test drive.