The compact crossover SUV segment offers some of the most compelling vehicles on the market today. Two of those options are the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and Honda CR-V, both of which continue to impress drivers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island.

In this car comparison, you can see these SUVs in a head-to-head matchup. Which one is perfect for your driving needs? Once you've studied up, you can answer that for yourself! Reach out to us at Hilton Head Volkswagen with any questions.

VW Tiguan vs CR-V: Advanced Technology

These days, it's important to stay connected wherever you go. The 2019 VW Tiguan and CR-V provide lots of technology to help you do it. However, you'll find that you get a bit more standard technology in the Volkswagen SUV.

On the base VW Tiguan, you'll get a 6.5-inch touchscreen, complete with several smartphone-integration systems, such as Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®. You can access your personal music library from your phone and listen to it on a 6-speaker sound system.

The standard CR-V, on the other hand, lacks all these smartphone integration options. The Android and Apple systems are available on higher level trims, as is the touchscreen, but you'll be left with a 5-inch display screen, a 4-speaker sound system, and not much else on the entry-level trim.

SUV Interior Features: Comfortable Cabins

You'll find plenty of creature comforts inside the Volkswagen Tiguan and Honda CR-V. These vehicles both come standard with cloth upholstery, but you can upgrade to leather for a more deluxe look if you prefer. Heated front seats and power-adjustable driver's seats ensure a bit of custom comfort.

However, the VW Tiguan is more flexible when it comes to passenger space. Both SUVs offer a two-row model with seating for five people. Only the VW Tiguan, though, has an option for a three-row model with seats for up to seven.

If you need to bring more people along for the ride, you'll find more flexibility in the Volkswagen SUV. The first two rows of both SUVs are suitable for adults, while the optional third row in the VW Tiguan is a good size for kids.

All-Star Performance Specs

In many ways, the 2019 VW Tiguan and CR-V look similar as far as performance. Both come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), but they offer available all-wheel drive (AWD) if you want more traction on wet or slippery roads. They both offer smooth, comfy drives, the result of finely tuned suspension systems.

When you look at the base engines, though, the VW Tiguan has a bit more oomph. Its standard 4-cylinder is turbocharged to provide 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, delivering plenty of pep for your daily drive.

The CR-V's base 4-cylinder also gets up to 184 horsepower, but it lacks a turbocharger, which means it falls short in torque with an output of just 180 lb-ft. If you're looking for lively acceleration, the VW Tiguan is better primed for performance than the base Honda SUV.

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Honda CR-V: The Verdict

Did you find our car comparison helpful as you weigh your options? When you're shopping for a compact crossover SUV, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and Honda CR-V are sure to impress with their well-crafted cabins and excellent performances.

However, the VW Tiguan stands out in a few key ways, from passenger capacity to technology features. If you think you might like what it offers, schedule a test drive at Hilton Head Volkswagen and see if it feels right for your Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island drive!

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