2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Honda CR-V

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The Honda CR-V is a popular pick among families, but the compact SUV segment is trendy right now, which means this old standby has plenty of competition. One of these rivals is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. If you’re shopping for a new compact SUV, you might be wondering if the Volkswagen Tiguan is a better pick than the Honda CR-V or vice versa. Luckily for you, we’ve done your research.


The Honda CR-V’s 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine does little to compete with the Volkswagen Tiguan’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The Honda’s engine only doles out 180 lb-ft of torque, while the Tiguan’s 221 lb-ft of torque offers more in the way of acceleration and smooth performance. Plus the Volkswagen Tiguan’s engine comes with Start-Stop technology for better fuel conservation. When you get behind the wheel of the Tiguan, you’ll enjoy a slicker and smoother performance without as many stops for gas.

Safety Technology

One of the most unique and helpful systems that come standard with the Volkswagen Tiguan is the Intelligent Crash-Response System. The system automatically senses if you have a collision and responds by automatically unlocking the doors, turning off the fuel pump, and flipping on hazard lights. It also comes with a standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which applies the brakes slowly in the event of an accident. There are no comparable safety features on the Honda CR-V.

Interior Technology

Looking for a vehicle decked out with the latest technology? While the 2019 Honda CR-V offers a 5-inch color display and not much else in the way of standard equipment, the Volkswagen Tiguan one-ups the competition with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth®, the Car-Net® App-Connect infotainment system, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The VW Tiguan also comes with six speakers, unlike the Honda CR-V’s four, and offers passengers up to three DC power outlets.

The Volkswagen Tiguan is the clear winner. Come experience this well-equipped compact SUV at Joseph Volkswagen of Cincinnati.