Compare 2016 VW Tiguan vs Honda CR-V

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Honda CR-V
  Automatic, 6-Spd w/ Tiptronic & Sport Mode Transmission Automatic CVT
  200 @ 5100 rpm Horsepower 185 @ 6400 rpm
  207 @ 1700 rpm Torque 181 @ 3900 rpm
  12 years Corrosion Warranty 5 years
  39.1 Front Headroom (in.) 38.0

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Honda CR-V

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There are many choices in the market for compact SUVs, but two of the stand-outs are the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2016 Honda CR-V. Both are extremely reliable, with great resale value, high practicality and top-quality construction. In addition, you'll like both if you are concerned about inclement-weather traveling or fuel economy. However, close examination reveals that Tiguan offers more for your money and delivers better performance.

New features for the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan include Leatherette upholstery, a new infotainment system with broad smartphone integration, pushbutton start, heated front seats and USB input.


The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION lists for $465 less than the 2016 Honda CR-V EX AWD, yet the Tiguan is a better performer. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine delivers 15 extra horsepower and 26 more lb-ft of torque compared to the CR-V's 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. Notice also that the Tiguan develops full power at fewer rpms, which makes for a quieter and more efficient vehicle. Furthermore, the Volkswagen delivers the power via a 6-speed automatic transmission, versus the CVT found on the Honda. Unlike the CR-V, the fun-to-drive Tiguan offers sporty performance and dynamic handling. Both vehicles come with AWD.


The trimmer Tiguan provides nimbler handling and easier parking, yet has more headroom up front and in the rear than does the CR-V, thanks to a taller ride height. The Volkswagen provides a maximum towing capacity of 2,200 pounds and payload capacity of 1,149 pounds. The less-capable Honda delivers only 1,500 pounds of towing capacity and 850 pounds of payload capacity. In terms of fuel capacity, the Tiguan swallows 16.9 gallons at the pump, versus 15.3 for the CR-V.


For some reason, the CR-V offers only 5 years of corrosion and rust-through protection against the 12 years provided by the Tiguan. Certain features are standard on the Volkswagen but not on the Honda, including roof rails, CD changer and a premium radio. Rear 40/20/40 split fold-down seats in the Tiguan are more versatile than are the 60/40 units in the CR-V. The audio system in the Volkswagen features 8 speakers to the 6 found in the Honda. Unlike the CR-V, the Tiguan Car-Net apps interact smoothly with Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink and Android Auto. Only the Volkswagen provides a handsome and fresh Euro-style exterior, compared to the generic design of the Honda.

Choosing between these two vehicles is tough, since they both offer full features and great durability. Yet in terms of performance and value, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan defeats the competition. See for yourself - contact our Volkswagen dealership in Stamford CT to arrange an inspection and test drive. You'll soon be convinced that the Tiguan is your best choice in compact SUVs.

*EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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