A buyer chooses something like the Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Tiguan because he wants an all-terrain. In any case, what one might think, but in reality, most customers in this segment simply want to sit higher, and possibly go from time to time the gravel driveway leading to its flag . Logically, the claimed 4×4 therefore resembles more and more ordinary sedans. Despite its execution Carat, VW Tiguan appreciates the roads in good condition, as the Honda CR V. Both models have many wheel drives permanently, but in most cases, it is not used to cross out passages difficult road but rather to strengthen stability and security.
Gasoline models civilized
Both SUVs are powered by engines discreet and civilized, which each provide 150 hp. While the Honda derived its power from an engine intake of a traditional two-liter engine capacity, the energy of the Tiguan is rooted in a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.4 liter. With a compressor and a turbo TSI engine transmits its torque of 240 newton-meters to the motor shaft turns in 1750 and remains at that level until 4000 rpm. Still, the motor associated with a six-speed manual transmission, however, seems somewhat winded start in its first report, and seems to wake up from 2,000 rpm to print at a fast pace Tiguan. In addition, the Honda requires a bit more time to climb to its cruising speed, reaching its maximum torque of 192 newton-meters at 4,200 rpm. The Honda CR-V has been given for the test was also equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission available as an option (for a fee of about 1,450 euros), which substantially restricts the deployment of power. The four-cylinder does extricates and very gradually the range of low speeds.
Wolkswagen seduced by a perfectly balanced chassis, which despite its substantial comfort do not yield nearly a roll. In addition management easy and extremely accurate, this contributes largely to the pleasure of driving. In visual terms, the version “offroad” the Tiguan is characterized by a flattened front apron and massive protection of underbody, complemented by standard rims 16pouces and black roof rails. The Honda also displays a sporty look, further enhanced by details such as the rear diffuser suggesting, for example. In terms of driving behavior, but he cannot keep up with the Volkswagen Tiguan. No fundamental flaw can certainly be criticized, but in the curves, he indulges in a greater slope than the wolkswagen. In addition, management can not quite compete with the precision of German wheel. Again, comfort amortization for its impeccable.
Slower, less greedy
About the size, Honda does not just 60 extra pounds on the scales with a curb weight of 1604 pounds, but also exceeds ten inches in length of 4.42 meters the Tiguan. The difference is mainly noticeable by passengers from the bottom, which enjoy a greater clearance in the Honda, even though the two SUVs offer a generous place. On one side or the other, the rear seat can be moved. It is also retractable in the proportion 40/60 in the Tiguan, and it is even divided into three parts (40/20/40) in the CR-V. Specifically, the Honda CR-V requires 12.2 seconds to accomplish the sprint to the bar of 100 km / h, two seconds and half longer than the Tiguan. Moreover, the VW is much faster than the Honda, the first peaking at 192 km / h while the second does not exceed 177 km / h maximum. The picture is however quite different for the consumer: here, the Honda won the duel to the wire despite its higher weight and its automatic transmission, 8.2 against 8.4 liters of super per 100 kilometers.
Depending on the configuration adopted, the capacity of the trunk of the VW oscillates between 470 and 1510 liters. In the basic configuration, the Honda is for his part in an appreciable level of 556 liters, but that cannot be enlarged to 955 liters. The baggage compartment of the CR-V is still filled halfway up a plank shelf, which provides a second storage area that can be valuable. Finally, a ridge of low loading and a large tailgate facilitates the loading of packages in the two rivals. The Honda CR-V is in this respect a little more fanciful. Thus, the handbrake lever could come from an airplane and the door handles resemble large cranks. Unlike the VW, the multitude of buttons on the steering wheel takes some time for familiarization. The seats are also satisfactory in the Honda, though reloading is a little less flexible. Regarding the interior, nor should hide behind the other. The Tiguan fits the classic VW – clean, clear and easy to use. The interior does not raise particular enthusiasm, but it is functional and finish is exemplary. The greatest compliments can be made about the sport seats in leather option, which feature excellent lumbar support and provide comfort even on long journeys.
The Honda CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC Comfort has announced that from 27 430 euros, but the Executive version we tested is charged at a significantly higher cost of 31,530 euros. For this price, the equipment is almost complete, combining the automatic climate control, leather upholstery, CD charger, the light sensor and rain and xenon headlamps. Except for the automatic, that does not even catalog the Tiguan to 150 hp, buyers can add more than three options, namely, metallic paint, navigation system DVD and safety kit. With comparable equipment, the Tiguan requires an amount substantially higher than the Honda, xenon headlights borne alone the addition of 1,240 euros. While Honda may be ordered in three equipment lines of a growing sophistication, Volkswagen Tiguan built in four different styles. Alongside the Trendline base, we find the Confortline, Track & Field, and Carat. In the entry-level model, the Tiguan 1.4 TSI engine fitted is available from 27,900 euros, and Carat in the model, the price starts at 32,800 euros. The price does include a series of bloated staffing, including aluminum rims 16 inches, power windows electronic trip computer, air conditioning, radio CD player, electronic parking brake and the compass.
High security, high comfort
In terms of safety, the Honda brand more points. Of course, the Tiguan has also numerous airbags, ESP with Brake Assist and optimized head restraints in the interest of safety. Honda has, however, for approximately 2950 EUR – a safety kit that besides ACC adaptive cruise control and directional lights AFS system also includes preventive support driver’s CMBS, already proven in other models . The “Collision Mitigation Brake System” identifies an imminent risk of accident, and if necessary, he warned the driver, or if it does not react, it automatically initiates braking.
However, the Tiguan is rather heavily loaded with trivia, like the panoramic sunroof or giant parking aid automatic driving, which measures parking spaces available in the along and tells the driver when he spotted a place appropriate, then it penetrates the vehicle independently. It remains only for the driver to operate the accelerator, clutch and brakes, and of course, to assume responsibility.
The Volkswagen Tiguan will triumph than accuracy in the match between the Honda CR-V. The German owes its supremacy to moderate its best position on the road and its management more directly, but the Honda may also have features like driving a regular sedan. The two engines of 150 hp is enough, but the automatic transmission strongly penalizes the Honda. Finally, both models are highly rated for their finish, their position and comfort.
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