Honda CR-V 2007 vs Volkswagen Tiguan 2007

Honda CR-V
2007 - 2010
Volkswagen Tiguan
2007 - 2011
Gearbox: ManualAutomatic
Engine: 2.2 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 140 HP140 HP
Torque: 340 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.3 seconds10.5 seconds
Honda CR-V is more dynamic to drive.
Honda CR-V and Volkswagen Tiguan have the same engine power, but Honda CR-V torque is 20 NM more than Volkswagen Tiguan. Honda CR-V reaches 100 km/h speed 0.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.57.2
Real fuel consumption: 7.3 l/100km8.1 l/100km
The Honda CR-V is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Honda CR-V consumes 0.7 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which means that by driving the Honda CR-V over 15,000 km in a year you can save 105 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Honda CR-V consumes 0.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Fuel tank capacity: 58 litres64 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 890 km in combined cycle880 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway1080 km on highway
790 km with real consumption790 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)Front wheel drive (FWD)

Honda CR-V has 4x4: Car features Honda`s real-time four-wheel-drive system, which sends torque to the front wheels under normal conditions. A multi-plate clutch transfers torque to the rear axle when wheel slip is detected (pressure is applied to the clutch by a dual-pump system). To allow ABS to work smoothly, the clutch is also disengaged during braking.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km390'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Volkswagen Tiguan engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 8 years8 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda FR-VInstalled on at least 12 other car models, including Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Sharan, Audi A3
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Volkswagen Tiguan might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Volkswagen Tiguan engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.52 m4.43 m
Width: 1.82 m1.81 m
Height: 1.68 m1.69 m
Honda CR-V is larger, but slightly lower.
Honda CR-V is 9 cm longer than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 1 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 556 litres470 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
955 litresno data
Honda CR-V has more luggage capacity.
Honda CR-V has 86 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Turning diameter: 11.8 meters12 meters
The turning circle of the Honda CR-V is 0.2 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1602`165

below average
Honda CR-V has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Tiguan has serious deffects in 70 percent more cases than Honda CR-V, so Honda CR-V quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 56007600
Pros and Cons: Honda CR-V has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volkswagen Tiguan has
  • timing belt engine
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • higher safety
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