Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017 - vs - Honda CR-V EX 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
£
34,455
Updated: 
05 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.90gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
#5D5C5A
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8
Color: 
Sandstorm (metallic)
#8F8A84
Molten Lava (pearl)
#561302
Basque Red (pearl ll)
#2B0A0D
Obsidian Blue
#171C57
Dark Olive (metallic)
#3A361B
Crystal Black
#252525
Gunmetal
#3E4653
Modern Steel
#717171
Lunar Silver
#A7A7A5
White Diamond
#FDFDFC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

We test the high-spec VW Tiguan with four-wheel drive in the UK

Although the VW Tiguan offers an attractive blend of practicality, sharp styling and a classy interior, this particular model doesn’t look like good value. The 188bhp diesel engine is powerful, but it’s not the best fit for the car and economy takes a hit. It’s not as good to drive nor as comfortable as the rival SEAT Ateca either, which puts the high price tag into even sharper focus.

The Volkswagen Tiguan sits in a crowded class of talented cars, with the SEAT Ateca, Peugeot 3008 and Nissan Qashqai all going up against it. Indeed, the Tiguan is such a significant a competitor that many manufacturers position it as the main benchmark in the class that their new models have to beat - be that publicly or privately.

Unfortunately for Volkswagen, the latest model hasn’t quite impressed us as much as we had expected, with rivals overtaking it in many areas. Here we’re giving the Tiguan a chance to fight back by testing this SEL model with the 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine to see how it stacks up against the competition.

The Tiguan is pretty good to drive, with plenty of grip and composure in corners, but it does feel heavy and the steering doesn’t have enough feedback. The Ateca is more fun to drive, but the crucial thing is that the SEAT is also more comfortable. The Tiguan we tested had 19-inch alloy wheels fitted, and it crashed over lumps in the road. It’s particularly bad over speed bumps, too - while not back-breaking, it’s disappointing in an SUV from this price bracket.

And there lies this Tiguan’s biggest problem, the price tag. The SEL model costs £33,260, which is significantly more than rivals from Nissan, Renault and SEAT with similar specifications. The quality interior and decent kit list goes some way to mitigate that but we still think the price is just too high.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The size-S Tiguan whets our appetite for our size-L version.

Volkswagen was late to the crossover-SUV game with the first-generation Tiguan, and while 2.8 million examples have been sold worldwide since the model’s launch in 2007, the Tiguan hasn’t been a great success in the United States. American customers have complained about a high price and a lack of space compared with vehicles like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4—which is why, when the new version of the Tiguan launches here next summer as a 2018 model, we’ll get only the long-wheelbase variant.

Yet, when invited to drive the smaller, standard-wheelbase version of the new Tiguan on its German home turf, we jumped at the chance. That's because its features, powertrain, and road manners will be almost identical to the U.S. car. And distinguishing the long-wheelbase model from its shorter sibling will be almost impossible unless they’re parked next to each other

As much as we like the new Tiguan, we lament the fact that it is actually less powerful than its predecessor. In this European specification, it has all the ingredients to move to the top of the class, with tasteful design, rich materials, and upmarket features. If the Tiguan is to make a lasting impression here, VW needs to offer high levels of technology and convenience features

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is worth checking out if you want your compact crossover to be rewarding to drive. But be aware that it comes up short in many key areas compared to top rivals
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For 2017, Volkswagen has discontinued the Tiguan's midlevel SE and R-Line trims and replaced them with essentially equivalent Wolfsburg Edition and Sport models. The 6.3-inch touchscreen is now standard, along with VW Car-Net apps and HD and satellite radio.

How does an all-new Volkswagen crossover sound, one that is lighter than the vehicle it replaces, is powered by stronger, more fuel-efficient engines, and has a greater amount of interior space? You get it with the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan ... if you live outside of the United States, that is. Overseas, the Tiguan is new from the ground up, but for now the American Tiguan continues to soldier on, having first been introduced way back in 2009. All of the Tiguan's competitors have been redesigned at least once since then.

Pros
Sporty handling doesn't come at the expense of a comfortable ride quality (except Sport trim)
Engine offers punchy turbocharged performance
Interior materials feel premium
Cabin is quiet at highway speeds.

cons
Limited cargo space and rear seat legroom
Subpar fuel economy
Lackluster crash test results
No high-tech accident avoidance features available.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Honda CR-V ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Honda CR-V has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Generous passenger space
Immense cargo hold
Comfortable ride
Great fuel economy estimates

Cons
Base model lacks touch screen
Competitors have more standard safety features

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.

Pros
Roomy, versatile interior
Excellent value
Comfortable ride
Lots of safety gear on most models
Classy overall feel

Cons
Weird looks
Base CR-V LX short on features
No thrill machine
Competitors are catching up

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2019, the CR-V is essentially unchanged.

Pros
Turbocharged engine delivers a rare combination of thrift and zest
Roomy interior with cavernous cargo capacity for this class
Rides comfortably yet handles corners athletically
Plentiful and thoughtful storage areas

Cons
Touchscreen can be finicky to use and lacks a separate tuning knob
Underwhelming base engine on the LX trim

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
(mpg)uk City/HWY | 32.8/45.6 Combined(mpg) | 39.8
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
179ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 100rpm
190hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.50in
181.10in
Width: 
71.20in
73.00in
Height: 
67.10in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.10in
Front Track: 
61.80in
63.00in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
102.50in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
38.00
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
41.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.20in
57.90in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
39.10
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
49.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
40.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.10cu.ft
57.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2200lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.80cu.ft
39.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
20.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3404.00lbs
3522.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat Manual Height Adjustment
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
60/40 Split Fold Rear Seats with One Motion Fold Down

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Reverse-Linked Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer with Heated Wiper Zone
Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter
Leather Steering Wheel
Sliding Sunvisors
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
Lockable Glove Compartment
Floor Mats
Driver-Side Garment Hook

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Diversity antenna
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Fender premium brand speakers
USB Connection
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
180 Watts Stereo Output
9 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bluetooth

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Roof Rails
Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna
Body-Colored Roofline Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Power Tailgate with Programmable Height
Rear Privacy Glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0
19 In
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Adaptive headlights
Rear height adjustable headrests
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)

Options

Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch
Tow & Ball Mount, 7-Pin Adapter Plug
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Roof Edge Spoiler
Trailer Hitch Kit
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000
Color: 
Black Leather
#222222
Ivory Leather
#B4A89A