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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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2021 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$25,245 to $39,095
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$22,050 to $34,050
Invoice* $24,235 to $37,531 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 21 - 23 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda CX-30. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Tiguan requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-30, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-30. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Tiguan is much wider than the Mazda CX-30, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Volkswagen Tiguan, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda CX-30.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volkswagen Tiguan transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mazda CX-30.

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-30, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Mazda CX-30.

Utility
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-30, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Volkswagen Tiguan, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-30.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Volkswagen Tiguan than that of the Mazda CX-30.