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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$25,190 to $37,155
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$24,945 to $38,795
Invoice* $24,719 to $35,708 $23,947 to $37,243
MPG - City 22 - 25 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in 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). Whether you pick the Mazda CX-5 or the Volkswagen Tiguan, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda CX-5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs 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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

Utility
The Mazda CX-5 has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda CX-5 has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.