2015 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2015 Honda CR-V

We live in an economy in which choice is not just a luxury, but a requirement. If you feel like the right option for you doesn't exist, it's almost expected to turn to customization to secure the ideal item for your personality and your budget. In our research, we found a couple of crossover models that will potentially appeal to diverse drivers--the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2015 Honda CR-V. The Tiguan can provide a level of performance and the sophistication of German engineering that the fuel-sipping CR-V can't quite match, but your interest in either vehicle depends on your needs and your desires.

The Honda CR-V is rejuvenated for 2015, but maintains those elements that cemented it as a star in the crossover SUV class. You'll get segment staples like a high riding position, carlike handling, a spacious interior with plenty of cargo room, and easily manipulated rear seats. Honda CR-V is also one of the most fuel efficient crossovers on the market, with a combined 29 MPG with the front-wheel drive version. Other standards include 16-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, adjustable driver seat and steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, four-speaker sound system and Pandora Internet radio compatibility. 

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2015 Honda CR-V
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine 2.4L 4-cylinder
21/26 MPG Fuel economy (city/hwy) 27/34 MPG
200 Horsepower 185
Standard Bluetooth connectivity  Optional

It would be hard to find a thing wrong with the 2015 Honda CR-V . . . unless you require a premium driving experience. While the Tiguan caters to more upscale tastes, it's certainly not out of reach for anyone who would be shopping in the CR-V price range. It's very likely that, ultimately, a decision between these two vehicles would require a test drive on your part, but familiarize yourself first with these standard specs and you might want to get behind the wheel of a Tiguan sooner rather than later: 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, adjustable front seats with lumbar support, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 5-inch touchscreen audio interface. 

The 2015 Tiguan is quick for a crossover, and with 200 standard horsepower, you certainly won't be waiting around for a slow acceleration. However, if fuel economy is more important to you than performance, and you don't mind parking next to a row of other CR-Vs at the grocery store, go for the Honda. If you want something a little more special (that still does good on the fuel economy end), arrange a no-hassle Tiguan test drive today at J. Bertolet.

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