The 2016 Honda CR-V vs. the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan are both upscale crossover utility vehicles that provide versatility, efficiency, and the latest features. Read on to see how they compare, so you can make the smart decision for your next family SUV here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area.

Power and Efficiency

You need both power and efficiency – but miles per gallon and savings at the pump are probably your first priority. The 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan gives you a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.  The Tiguan is rated at 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway/23 mpg combined based on EPA estimates.

The 2016 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V earns up to 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission, or 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined when you go for all-wheel drive.

You can see that the two vehicles offer comparable power, but the CR-V offers far and away more efficiency than the Tiguan.

Space and Capacity

You’re shopping for a crossover because you need some useful cargo space and a cabin with enough room for five people, right? The 2016 Honda CR-V has you covered, while the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan falls short.

The Honda CR-V gives you 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seats down. The CR-V offers 104.1 cubic feet of passenger space in the cabin.

The Volkswagen Tiguan can only fit 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 56.1 cubic feet of total cargo volume total. The Tiguan has a maximum cabin space of 95.4 cubic feet.

It’s clear that CR-V gives you the cargo and cabin space you need.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today!

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is the leading Crystal Lake and Elgin area Honda dealership, so visit us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 to test drive the latest Honda CR-V today!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.