2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2021 Honda CR-V: Choosing the fun option

The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the many options available to those looking for a spacious and efficient compact SUV. These options offer space, versatility and efficiency, but not all are created equal when it comes to driving pleasure and technology. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2021 Honda CR-V are two prime examples.


The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has the performance advantage


All Tiguan models feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and responsive torque of 220 lb-ft, starting at just 1,600 rpm. This torque available at low revs gives the Tiguan quick accelerations and immediate pick-up. Indeed, for the majority of consumers, torque is what counts more than any other variable on a daily basis since it is the torque that has the greatest impact on acceleration and performance. At this level, the Tiguan is well ahead of the 2021 Honda CR-V.


The Tiguan also has five drive modes (three for on-road and two for off-road), while the Honda CR-V includes an ECON mode button, but that’s it. In snow mode, the Tiguan stays in a lower rev range so that power is not transferred to the wheels too quickly.


2021 Volkswagen Tiguan offers more interior flexibility


Inside, the Tiguan has more tech than the CR-V. In particular, it comes with a blind spot monitoring system as standard as well as its Virtual Cockpit system which offers a fully digital instrumentation panel. You won’t find this in the Honda CR-V. In addition, the Tiguan offers its owners the option of a third row of seats which is again unobtainable in the CR-V.


The Tiguan is as spacious as the Honda CR-V inside and the trunk is identical too. However, it stands out in terms of performance and handling while its off-road capabilities are superior. Come learn more about the all-new 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan today!