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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V Comparison in Columbus, OH

SUVs are the most commonly-driven vehicle today; in fact, over half of the vehicles you see on the road today are SUVs. With so many different models and sizes, when you decide it's time to upgrade to an SUV, it can be a daunting task to figure out which one will suit the needs of you and your family to a T. Even after you've narrowed it down to a specific size like the sprightly and spacious compact crossover SUV, there are still a multitude of brands to comb through. This is why Byers Vokswagen has put together this side-by-side comparison page for you, pitting the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan against its rival, the 2023 Honda CR-V. Below you'll take a deep dive into the specs and features of both SUVs so you can easily see which one checks all your boxes. Both were named to the Car and Driver Editors' Choice List but while Car and Driver called the 2023 Tiguan a "breath of fresh air," it lamented that the 2023 CR-V was "not as exciting as its rivals." While it's all well and good to read about how the Tiguan is poised to be your next dream vehicle, it's even better to see how it feels beneath your fingertips. After you've finished reading, we encourage you to contact us online, by phone, or stop by our Byers Volkswagen showroom to schedule your text drive.

Full LED lights offer better visibility in low-light conditions.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V: Design & Exterior Features

You'll find all-season tires and 17-inch alloy wheels standard on both the 2023 Tiguan and the 2023 CR-V. You can upgrade both SUVs to 18-inch wheels and while you can go up to 19 inches on the CR-V, the Tiguan can take you all the way up to 20-inch wheels for a more aggressive countenance. LED head- and taillights are standard fare on both vehicles but the available adaptive front lighting system and integrated light bar in the front grille are exclusive to the Tiguan. Poor Weather Lights are available on the Tiguan's higher trim levels for better visibility during inclement weather and heated washer nozzles are standard for the chilly winter mornings. These features are not available on the CR-V. Both SUVs offer available rain-sensing windshield wipers but you'll pay more for them if you go with the CR-V as they're only standard on the highest trim level.


Stay connected to the outside world with the standard MIB infotainment system.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V: Comfort & Technology

Both the 2023 Tiguan and the 2023 CR-V seat 5 comfortably but only the Tiguan offers an available third row to seat up to 7. Heated front seats are standard fare on the Tiguan but available only on higher trim levels of the CR-V, while only on the Tiguan will you find available ventilated front seats. A dual-zone climate control is available on both SUVs as well as leatherette seating surfaces on higher trim levels. Standard infotainment systems keep you connected in both the Tiguan and the CR-V, with standard Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® for seamless audio streaming. Wireless charging, navigation, and premium audio systems are available on both the Tiguan and the CR-V.

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Enjoy a smooth, powerful ride behind the wheel of the 2023 Tiguan.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V: Performance

The 2023 Tiguan boasts a 2.0-liter turbo engine under the hood that generates a potent 184 horsepower while the 2023 CR-V uses it's 4-cylinder turbocharged engine to produce 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan offers 221 torque, however, which means better acceleration, especially right off the line. The Tiguan is mated to an 8-speed automatic while a CVT is paired to the CR-V. Both SUVs are front-wheel drive and offer available all-wheel drive for better balance and traction.


Keep your loved ones safe with a wide suite of standard driver assist technology in the Tiguan.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V: Safety

The 2023 Tiguan offers standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, features that are only available on higher trim levels of the CR-V. Both SUVs offer a wide variety of driver assist technology such as Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Pedestrian Monitoring. Traffic Assist, Lane Assist, and Emergency Assist are exclusive to the Tiguan for extra peace of mind on every drive. You'll also find available Dynamic Road Sign Display, High Beam Control, and Park Assist on the Tiguan.

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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V: Overall Value

With a starting MSRP of only $26,950, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan offers more standard features, more interior room, and the latest in technology, and comes in less than the 2023 Honda CR-V, with a starting MSRP of $28,410. At Byers Volkswagen, we believe that the Tiguan can be your ideal daily driver but the best way for you to know is to stop by and speak with our knowledgeable, friendly sales staff who can answer any questions you may have and get you behind the wheel for a test drive. You're also free to contact us by phone or online. We can't wait to see you behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen.

Feature 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan 2023 Honda CR-V
Starting MSRP* $26,950 $28,410
Standard Horsepower 184 190
Standard Torque 221 179
Fuel Economy (MPG) 22 City / 29 Highway 28 City / 34 Highway
Max Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Roof Rails Standard Available
Passenger Volume (Cubic Feet) 101.1 106.0
Standard Cargo Volume (Cubic Feet) 37.6 39.3
Max Cargo Volume (Cubic Feet) 73.4 76.5
Heated Front Seats Standard Available

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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