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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

Welcome to another round of bloody showdowns pitting VW models against top competitors. Today we’re turning to the massively popular compact SUV segment. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has agreed to take on one of the class’s most well-known foes, the 2020 Honda CR-V.

How do these two vaunted titans of the compact SUV class stack up to one another? Read on to find out!

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Honda CR-V, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo. 2020 Tiguan tastefully drives on a street, while the 2020 CR-V rudely shoves its face right up to the camera.

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The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan impresses right off the bat with its copious cargo space, extensive collection of standard features, and relaxed ride. It also boasts a solid predicted reliability rating. The 2020 model year brings more standard safety tech to the beast, along with an available WiFi hotspot and wireless device charging pad.

Some people out there like the Honda CR-V, and we’re not here to judge… hard. The 2020 model of the Honda crossover has likewise been lauded for a comfy drive and large cargo hold, and it also boasts an impressive fuel economy. For 2020, exterior styling is ever-so-slightly tweaked, and the Honda Sensing safety suite has been standardized.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan


2020 Honda CR-V


Starting MSRP


5 to 7

Seating Capacity


1,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

4-years/50,000 miles

Basic Warranty

3-years/36,000 miles
4 out of 5 J.D. Power Predicted Reliability Rating 3.5 / 5


Seating Capacity

One key feature of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is its optional third row of seating, which can bring the interior capacity all the way up to seven human beings. For some families, this is simply a deciding factor. It’s not a common find in the compact SUV class.

Standard Tech Features

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan boasts a generous array of standard technology features to keep everyone stimulated on the road. The collection includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 6.5-inc touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system and Wi-Fi hotspot.

Basic Warranty

Though Volkswagen has shortened it’s previously near-eternal warranty, it still offers great coverage lasting 4 years or 50,000 miles. For 2020, the automaker is throwing in two years of covered scheduled maintenance, which will be a great boost of security for consumers.

Interested in a test drive?
Two humans enjoy themselves in the cabin under the sunroof of a 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Two rows of interior rear seats in a 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Black 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan sits outside in the sun.