Compare VW Tiguan to Similar Models in Lyndhurst, NJ

How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Rate Against its Peers?

2021 VW Tiguan vs. the Competition

It seems to be the hottest thing on the streets of Newark. More and more, the streets are getting crowded with the latest compact crossover for Clifton drivers to enjoy their commute. Three County Volkswagen understands there is a place for a compact crossover for your daily drive across Passaic. But we are partial to the classics, like the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Tiguan has been ahead of this trend and gives Jersey City drivers an elegant and versatile option for elevating their driving experience.

But with the influx of challengers these days, it is worth taking a look at how the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan matches up against its peers. Three County Volkswagen has put together this quick comparison to help you decide on the best compact crossover for your drive.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

When you want a reliable crossover, you can do a lot worse than a Honda. Their CR-V has been a popular choice for decades and with good reason. It brings a lot to the table. But how does it measure up against the newest Tiguan for Newark drivers? Let us take a look at where the Tiguan excels against this worthy opponent.


Both the Tiguan and Honda CR-V come equipped with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The Honda gets the slight edge in horsepower, earning 190 horses compared to the 184 of the Tiguan. But there is much more to an SUV's performance than horsepower. The Tiguan gets the edge when it comes to its available torque. When combined with the eight-speed automatic, the 2021 Tiguan is quicker to accelerate out of Jersey City intersections and highways. The engine is also more peaceful and quiet for drivers.

Cargo/Passenger Space

Both crossovers are designed to carry five people with ease and comfort. But the Tiguan has an ace up its sleeve. It also provides an available third row of seating for up to seven to come along for the ride through Lyndhurst, NJ. Each of your passengers can enjoy plenty of legroom for your adventure. If you are carrying more items than people, the two models provide virtually the same amount of cargo space, with the CR-V getting a barely noticeable edge with just two more cubic feet of storage behind the second row.

Safety Tech

The Honda Sensing suite of features is one that can be appreciated if you value safety for the drive. However, your safety has always been the focus of Volkswagen for more than 60 years. Its focus on providing strategically placed airbags reinforced door beams, and reliable seatbelts can not be matched. When it comes to driver-assist technology, there are some features on the Tiguan; even the Honda makes you pay extra for, like Blind Spot Monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Tiguan also includes Pedestrian Detection across all levels, which is not something the CR-V can claim.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4

Another model that has been available to Newark drivers is the Toyota RAV4. This crossover appeals to a different type of buyer than the Volkswagen Tiguan. It gives drivers a more rugged performance and has more off-road capability. The Tiguan puts more of its focus on practical and luxurious driving conditions. Let's break down some other differences between the pair.

Passenger Volume

When you hit the road, you want to ensure your passengers are cozy, no matter which row they are sitting in. The Tiguan provides 123.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to the 98.9 cubic feet in the RAV4. That comes out to 38.7 inches of legroom in the Tiguan and just 37.8 inches in the RAV4. That is a difference your taller passengers will notice.

Interior Design

If you want to feel like you are driving a luxury crossover, the Tiguan is where you start. Both provide a modern-looking cabin. The Volkswagen Tiguan goes a step further with high-end materials, like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with high-resolution graphics on an easy to read display.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Mazda CX-5

The new Mazda CX-5 puts up a good fight and can go toe-to-toe with the Tiguan when it comes to a luxurious drive. But there are plenty of areas the Tiguan excels against the Mazda crossover.

More Versatile Interior

Only the VW Tiguan comes with the available third-row seating. The Mazda CX-5 maxes out at room for just five passengers. This allows you to bring along even more people for your journey. Or keep your Tiguan to just two rows and enjoy the extra space for everyone to stretch out and relax on the ride.

Better Value

Both models make great options based on the number of standard features and elegant elements throughout. Where you will see a big difference is the price. All things being equal, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a lower starting price than the Mazda CX-5.

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