Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Honda CR-V

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In the past decade or so, the compact crossover has made drastic leaps in popularity. The VW Tiguan and the Honda CR-V are among the top models in this class, and both vehicles have undergone extensive redesigns for the 2018 model year. So, if you’re undecided between the Toyota and the VW in Chapel Hill, NC, which one offers the most bang for your buck?

Examining the Engine Performance of the Volkswagen Tiguan vs. the Honda CR-V

What’s under the hood truly counts with any vehicle. The freshly redesigned 2018 Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that is rated at 184 horsepower and 221 pounds-foot of torque. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, you can choose between the standard front-wheel drive and the optional all-wheel-drive system for better traction.

The 2018 Honda CR-V has also been redesigned and features a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that gives you the same 184 HP but less torque at 180 pounds-foot. If you want more power, you will need to go for one of the more expensive trim levels. The CR-V comes with a continuously variable transmission and is also offered with optional all-wheel drive.

Take a Look At the Interior Cabin and Other Features of the Tiguan vs the CR-V

One of the best features of the 2018 VW Tiguan and what truly sets it apart from other compact crossovers in its class is the third-row seat. While this seat is optional on the Tiguan, it’s not available at all on the Honda CR-V. If you have a large, active family or carpool with coworkers, this seat can make a huge difference. Alternatively, when it’s space you need you can leave the back seat folded down to reveal a massive cargo area.

The base S trim is anything but base in the number of features offered as standard equipment. Start out with a set of custom 17-inch rims, heated side mirrors, roof rails, adaptive fog lights, and a rearview camera.  The Tiguan also comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and the VW Car-Net App Connect, which allows you to control certain smartphone apps without touching your phone.

The CR-V, on the other hand, comes with a 5-inch color LCD screen, a four-speaker audio system and USB connectivity. It also offers Bluetooth connectivity for access to apps and streaming music.

Are You Ready to Start Shopping for Your New VW in Chapel Hill, NC? We Have It.

Want to see more? Durham VW has the 2018 Tiguan and just about any other VW in Chapel Hill, NC that you’d want to see and test drive. Open six days a week, you can schedule an appointment for an evening after work, or spend a sunny Saturday afternoon checking out the different models available. And remember to ask about the Lifetime Warranty that’s offered on every new and quality used vehicle sold at Durham Volkswagen. If you’re ready to take advantage of the many deals available at the dealership that proudly services the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham area, call (919) 493-7411 or visit the store at 3823 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.