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2023 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2023 Mazda CX-5

2023 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $26,700 to $39,650
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $26,950 to $37,680
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 59.3 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
Engine
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 187 - 227 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.1 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 38.2 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda CX-5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Tiguan. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mazda CX-5 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-5 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Mazda CX-5 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mazda CX-5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Mazda CX-5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.