Compare the 2018 Tiguan vs the 2018 Honda CR-V


What is the Difference between the 2018 Tiguan and the 2018 CR-V?

It seems that every year there is always something new to keep up with: elections, game shows, fashion trends and car models, it's a lot to keep up with. When it comes down to choosing a new SUV for the family, the same is true. Two viable options are the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Honda CR-V. While, on their face, they appear similar, they are anything but!

The 2018 Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a handsome, big and tall vehicle with a spacious cabin and available third-row seating. The Tiquan is one of the largest compact-crossovers of its kind. Sporting a 185.1-inch length, the Tiquan is larger than the Honda CR-V.  The Tiguan has several standard and additional features and specification that make it the obvious choice for SUV buyers. To learn more about this vehicle, read about its features below!


Tiger-Like Performance

Even though the Tiquan is bigger, an updated Turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI ® Engine delivers 184 horsepower and 221 pounds-feet of torque. Don’t let the Tiquan’s size and performance fool you, it isn’t a gas guzzler. The Tiquan gets an average of 22 city mpg and 27 highway mpg.

Slippery surfaces are no problem with the 2018 Tiquan’s 4MOTION ® all-wheel drive. This distributes power between the front and rear wheels to optimize traction and stability. The Tiquan has a 8-speed automatic transmission but has a ton of other modes, such as Sport mode or its Triptronic ® mode; this allows you to shift manually for full control of your driving experience. The Tiquan also has these other modes:

  •  Snow Mode:  In this mode, the engine can up shift earlier to help prevent too much power from going to the wheels too quickly.
  • On-Road Mode: A standard mode for well paved roads
  • Off-Road Mode: Maintain traction on challenging road surfaces and activate Hill Descent Control on steep grades to maintain safe speed as you descend.
  • Off-Road Custom: This allows for the driver to set various parameters like steering and all-wheel-drive options to their own preferences. 

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Technology and Safety Work Together for You

The Volkswagen Tiquan is built to keep you safe with a variety of new toys, gadgets and features. While preventing collisions is ideal, they still happen. The new 2018 Tiquan is prepared for all realms of possibilities. Strategic front and rear crumple zones absorb collision energy while a sturdy safety cage hinders further damage. Check out some of the Tiquan’s other safety and technology features below!

  • An Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) is programmed to deploy airbags, unlock the doors, turn off your fuel pump and even activate your hazard lights in the event of an emergency.
  • Seven stability-enhancing systems help maintain stopping power, adjust engine throttle and apply corrective forces. 
  • Available Pedestrian Monitoring includes Front Assist help alert you if a pedestrian is in front of your vehicle; this feature can even fully apply automatic braking to help prevent an accident. 
  • Available Lane Assist alerts you when your vehicle starts to drift outside of its lane. 
  • Available Blind Spot Monitor uses sensors to detect vehicles you may have missed in your blind spots.
  • Overhead View Camera uses multiple cameras to give you a birds-eye view of your vehicle. 
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The 2018 CR-V


The 2018 Honda CR-V is an impressive second-choice vehicle to the Volkswagen Tiquan. It has a variety of trim options and sports an interesting exterior. With a host of modern technology, the CR-V gives the Tiquan a run for its money.


Unfortunately the 2018 Honda CR-V only has a 184 horsepower In-Line 4-Cylinder engine. This engine delivers an unimpressive 180 pounds-feet of torque. Luckily the CR-V has an Eco-Assist System that allows it to have a city mpg of 25 and a highway mpg of 31.

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The Technology in the Honda CR-V

The 2018 Honda CR-V has an available Honda Sensing package that is only available with more costly trims. To learn more about the technological features that come with Honda Sensing, read more below!

  •  Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), applies brakes when it senses that a collision is imminent.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) alerts you when you start to sway over into another lane. 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow changes your speed automatically to flow with traffic

More advanced models of the Honda CR-V also has smart technology. This technology includes blind spot detection technology, a backup camera and Apple CarPlay ™ and Android Auto ™ integration

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