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2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-30

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$22,050 to $34,050
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $21,421 to $33,066 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 22 - 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mazda CX-30 than the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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.

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

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
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.

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

Utility
The Mazda CX-30 has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda CX-30 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-30 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.