2023 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan | NewCars.com

2023 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2023 Mazda CX-30

2023 Mazda

MSRP*: $22,950 to $35,400
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $26,950 to $37,680
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MPG - City 22 - 26 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 28 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 45.2 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
  • 191-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 Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 227 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 173.0 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Tiguan than in the Mazda CX-30, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-30 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-30 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Since the Mazda CX-30 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Tiguan, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda CX-30, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The Mazda CX-30 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The Mazda CX-30 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

With its lower torque engine, the Mazda CX-30 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-30 and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Mazda CX-30 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.