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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

Volkswagen has really put a lot of work into expanding its crossover SUV roster in the last few years. However, the model that really put the automaker on the map in this highly competitive class is the VW Tiguan. Since it first debuted, it has offered its owners one of the most flexible interiors found in this vehicle segment that can be found in two distinct configurations. A comparison of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Honda CR-V will come in handy for customers looking for a crossover SUV platform that will best fit their needs. The most important difference between the two vehicles will be the choices available to customers. 

Compass Volkswagen customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 VW Tiguan today by calling, 877-544-8813. 

A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Honda CR-V.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan


2020 Honda CR-V

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
184/221 Horsepower/Torque 190/179
5 or 7 people Max. Passenger Cap. 5 people
73.5 or 65.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 75.8 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs, Passenger Space and Cargo Volume

Volkswagen continues to use the same powertrain that has made the Tiguan such a popular vehicle with buyers. A turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, Compass VW customers can find the 2020 Tiguan equipped with either front- or all-wheel-drive. Honda customers will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter, inline four-cylinder engine to use as well. However, the 2020 CR-V uses a continuously variable transmission. While the 2020 CR-V will produce 190 horsepower, it only makes 179 pound-feet of torque – which could negatively affect its acceleration compared to the that of the 2020 Tiguan. 

Versions of the 2020 Tiguan with front-wheel-drive will have three rows of seats that will be able to hold seven people. When there are people in all seats, there will be 12 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind the third row. Folding that seat down will open up 33 cubic-feet of cargo space and a maximum of 65.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume can be used when all rear seats are stowed. Adding the 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system will give owner two rows of seats that will hold five passengers. Up to 37.6 cubic-feet can be found behind the second row and folding that seat down will make 73.5 cubic-feet available. 

The two-row configuration of the 2020 Honda CR-V is the only one available to buyers choosing that crossover SUV. Customers picking the CR-V will see slightly more cargo volume than what is found with the corresponding version of the Tiguan, the difference likely won’t matter much in a functional manner.