2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Honda CR-V
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 Honda CR-V
Basic Warranty
  6 yr. / 72,000 mi. 3 yr. / 36,000 mi.
  221 ft-lbs. 180 ft-lbs.
Seating Capacity
  7 5

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Serving Troy, MI

The class of mid-size SUVs, to which both the Tiguan and the CR-V belong, is one of the most competitive. Automakers are doing a lot to make their vehicles attract consumers' attention, including Volkswagen and Honda. While you can't go wrong with either the stylish Tiguan or the practical CR-V, the 2019 Tiguan stands out in the areas of style, interior amenities, and performance, which is due in large part to its standard turbocharged engine. For its offerings, the 2019 Tiguan is ranked #8 in compact SUVs. It also wins the “Best Car” awards from US News & World Report in the categories of money, families, and brands. The Tiguan has traditionally led the way for its innovative technology, and this year's model follows suit. This year, however, Volkswagen also made the technology more user-friendly than before. Seemingly small changes, such as the introduction of LED lights all around, give the Tiguan a distinct look and enhance its visibility. The Honda CR-V gets some improvements in technology, but they are still comparatively less user-friendly. The CR-V has not changed much in design since 2017, which means if you're looking for a car with brand-new styling, it won't the best choice.

Exterior Features

On the outside, the Tiguan stands out for its attractive design at every angle. Sculpted lines, rounded edges, and glistening chrome accents make it stand out from the crowd. A chrome front grille framed by narrow, sculpted LED lights in front gives the 2019 Tiguan a distinguished and more sophisticated look. In the back, it is equipped with LED taillights, making it among the few vehicles in its class to offer that standard feature. Other notable features on the latest Tiguan include an enhanced front bumper and side sills. The Tiguan comes standard with 19-inch wheels that can be upgraded to 20-inch wheels for a more dramatic look. While the Tiguan has LED lights in front and back, the CR-V only offers LED headlights, and they don't come standard on the base model. The CR-V also comes standard with smaller (17-inch) wheels.

Interior Features & Technology

The 2019 Tiguan is larger than its predecessors, which means it offers more space for both passengers and cargo. What sets the Tiguan apart from many of its competitors, including the 2019 CR-V, is the fact that it has third-row seating. Even better, you have the choice of deciding whether or not to install the third row, which is available on most trim levels. If you do choose to add the third row, it can be folded down to make room for cargo space as needed. The base model of the latest Tiguan comes standard with a 6.5-inch infotainment display screen, but a larger eight-inch screen is standard on the rest. With the CR-V, you'll only get a seven-inch infotainment display screen as your largest option. While the infotainment system in the Tiguan comes packed with features even at the lowest level, you have to pay a premium to get many of the same amenities with the CR-V.


With a turbocharged engine included in the base model, the 2019 Tiguan stands out in the area of performance, too. The latest Tiguan is produced with a 2.0L engine that provides up to 184 HP and 221 LB-FT of torque. It also features an innovative all-wheel drive system that sends power to either the front wheels or back wheels, as needed, to help you manage difficult road conditions and terrain. The Tiguan also has a number of driving modes, including a snow mode that facilitates winter driving and a custom off-road setting to help conquer trails and dirt roads. You can get a turbocharged engine with the CR-V too, but that feature is not available until the higher trim levels.

Experience the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan firsthand. Visit our Volkswagen dealership in Troy, Michigan, and let our friendly sales team assist you with a Tiguan test drive!