2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

9.8

starting from

$30,990

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Comparable towing weight
1330 lb
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Average power
200 HP @ 5,100 RPM
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Fast 0-60 time
7.7 seconds
2011 Honda CR-V

9.5

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
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"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Folding rear seats
Standard
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Winner: Tiguan SE 4Motion
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Tiguan SE 4Motion's power seats; not available on the CR-V
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The CR-V 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Tiguan SE 4Motion
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.6 ft3 vs 51.0 ft3
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 72.9 ft3 vs 56.1 ft3
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Winner: Tiguan SE 4Motion
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Tiguan SE 4Motion's satellite radio
  • The Tiguan SE 4Motion has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The best price we've seen is $7,585 cheaper (more than 20% less), $23,405 vs $30,990
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 19 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.5 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Tiguan SE 4Motion's power seats; not available on the CR-V
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Practicality

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 56.1 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 51.0 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Tiguan SE 4Motion is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 850 lb vs 1330 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The CR-V 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Tiguan SE 4Motion
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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Number of speakers 6 vs 8 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The CR-V 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Tiguan SE 4Motion does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Tiguan SE 4Motion's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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MSRP $23,405 vs $30,990 The CR-V has a great price and the Tiguan SE 4Motion is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 19 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage and the Tiguan SE 4Motion is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM The Tiguan SE 4Motion is of average power, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Tiguan SE 4Motion has more gears and the CR-V is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Tiguan SE 4Motion's semi-automatic transmission and the CR-V 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The Tiguan SE 4Motion's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.8 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Tiguan SE 4Motion has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.8 ft vs 39.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

Honda
CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 7.7 seconds The Tiguan SE 4Motion can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the CR-V is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 137 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Tiguan SE 4Motion is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 16.7 s @ 86 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 128 mph

Crash Test Ratings

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CR-V
2011 Honda CR-V
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 3 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Toyota RAV4 CR-V vs RAV4
2011 Honda CR-V EX 2011 Nissan Murano SL CR-V EX vs Murano SL
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Ford Edge Limited CR-V vs Edge Limited
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Tiguan SE 4Motion vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Placeholder Tiguan SE 4Motion vs Q5 Premium
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2011 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 Tiguan SE vs Touareg VR6
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI Tiguan SE vs Golf TDI
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i Tiguan SE vs X3 xDrive28i

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