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2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Mazda
CX-5

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$25,270 to $37,405
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $24,798 to $35,947 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 22 - 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 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

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. In this case, the Mazda CX-5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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.

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