2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Volkswagen
Touareg TDI

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

9.8

starting from

$48,770

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen Touareg TDI

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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Fantastic range on the highway
739 miles
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Average power
225 HP @ 4,000 RPM
2011 Honda CR-V

9.4

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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Very inexpensive
$23,405
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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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OK performance
18.8 lb/hp
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Winner: Touareg TDI
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Touareg TDI's power seats; not available on the CR-V
Entertainment System 9.0 vs 10.0
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Touareg TDI; no amount of money can buy it on the CR-V
  • The Touareg TDI has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The best price we've seen is $25,365 cheaper (2.1x less), $23,405 vs $48,770
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 19 mpg
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Winner: Touareg TDI
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  • You won't find this in the CR-V , but the Touareg TDI's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • The Touareg TDI can carry around 40% more weight, 1188 lb vs 850 lb
  • Almost the same, 56.7 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The CR-V 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.8 lb/hp vs 22.1 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 37.8 ft vs 39.0 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

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CR-V
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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 Touareg TDI'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

Entertainment System

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CR-V
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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 Touareg TDI does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers 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 Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Touareg TDI; no amount of money can buy it on the CR-V

Cost

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CR-V
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MSRP $23,405 vs $48,770 The CR-V has a great price, but the Touareg TDI is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 19 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage and the Touareg TDI 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

Practicality

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CR-V
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 72.9 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 56.7 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 850 lb vs 1188 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the CR-V , but the Touareg TDI's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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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

Performance

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CR-V
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Horsepower 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 225 HP @ 4,000 RPM The Touareg TDI is of average power, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 8 The Touareg TDI has an extraordinary amount of gears, and the CR-V is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Touareg TDI'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 Touareg TDI'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 22.1 lb/hp The CR-V has OK performance while the Touareg TDI gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Touareg TDI has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.8 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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CR-V
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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CR-V
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 3 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

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CR-V
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 8.4 seconds The Touareg TDI's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 135 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Touareg TDI is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 16.5 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 0.81 g The Touareg TDI has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average CR-V
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Top speed Unknown vs 125 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Acura MDX CR-V vs MDX
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Ford Edge SEL CR-V vs Edge SEL
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Touareg TDI vs Tiguan SE 4Motion
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Touareg TDI vs ML350
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i Touareg TDI vs X3 xDrive35i
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Touareg TDI vs Highlander SE
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Touareg TDI vs CX-9 Grand Touring

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