2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Honda CR-V

split screen of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2017 Honda CR-V

When you've got a family to haul, the crossover SUV segment is a great choice thanks to top-performing models that blend style, function, and technology into appealing people movers. Thanks to the recent surge of purchases, many brands are putting a lot of TLC into their crossover models to keep up and car shoppers are benefiting from redesigns left and right including on the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Honda CR-V crossover models. Let's see which redesign fared better in a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Honda CR-V comparison.

At first glance, the smaller starting MSRP on the 2017 Honda CR-V looks appealing. However, the prices aren't that far off and the lower fuel economy in the 2017 Honda CR-V would eat up that savings fairly quickly. That coupled with the added versatility of the third-row seat option in the 2018 VW Tiguan makes the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan the best value in our eyes.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2017 Honda CR-V

$25,195 Starting MSRP $24,045
22/27 Fuel Economy 26/32
7 Max Seating Capacity 5
184 Horsepower 184

Optional Third Row Adds Versatility to the 2018 Tiguan

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2017 Honda CR-V live at the top of the crossover segment. That means car shoppers can expect to see quality interiors, stylish exteriors, modern technology, and advanced driver assist features on both models. Both models also recently received complete redesigns to address some shortcomings meaning there is not a whole lot to nitpick about on either model. So, when it comes time to choose, how can car shoppers separate two top performers?

It's all in the third-row seat. While both models can comfortably seat five, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has added an optional third-row for the new model year meaning seating for seven is possible, even if it's just for those few times your neighbor needs a ride to soccer practice. When you don't need the third row, it can easily fold flat to increase cargo space. That's versatility the 2017 Honda CR-V just doesn't have and the main reason we think the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan should be your first stop at the dealership.

Find the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan available now at Baxter Volkswagen Westroads in Omaha, NE.