2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Honda CR-V

Thanks to a surge of compact crossover models, car shoppers with families have many stylish options to choose from when deciding on a family-hauler. Two class-leading models that seem to be fan-favorites in this segment are the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Honda CR-V. Both models just received extensive overhauls to offer more versatility and amenities than ever before. But, which one offers the best mix of features for the money? Find out in our 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Honda CR-V comparison below.

In past years, it would have been a really close competition with the Honda CR-V. However, the Tiguan added an extra 10 inches of length and an optional third-row seat to its arsenal for 2018 that edged out the 2018 CR-V on versatility and value. Learn more about the optional third-row seat on the 2018 Tiguan below.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Honda CR-V

$25,195 Starting MSRP $24,150
7 Max Seating Capacity 5
Yes Available AWD Yes
Yes Bluetooth Compatible Yes

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Offers Versatile Hauling

All things considered, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2018 Honda CR-V are both excellent examples of what a compact crossover can offer. With that being said, the feature that we feel sets these models apart most is the optional third-row seat available in the 2018 Tiguan. Whether drivers want to use the seat every day or just have it handy in case of need, having available seats for seven makes a big difference in the capability of the vehicle. When only five seats are needed, the 2018 Tiguan third-row seat can fold flat revealing an enormous amount of cargo space that is equivalent to what is found on the 2018 Honda CR-V. But, no matter how hard it tries, the 2018 CR-V will never offer the option to seat seven. If versatility is what you are after, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is your best bet.

Car shoppers interested in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan can find the model available at Schworer Volkswagen in Lincoln, NE. We encourage you to bring the whole family along for a test drive so you can see just how much space this beauty offers.