Mazda CX5 vs The Volkswagen Tiguan

February 27th, 2019 by

Mazda CX5 vs Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2019 seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 five seat Mazda CX5 are two mid-size SUVs that have some similarities, but the Volkswagen Tiguan comes out ahead in quite a few areas.

Both the CX5 and Volkswagen Tiguan have safety features that will aid you in your daily commute. While the Volkswagen Tiguan has standard auto post-collision braking system which automatically applies brakes in the event of a crash, the Mazda CX5 doesn’t offer this safety feature. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has optional maneuver braking that uses a rear sensor to monitor and apply brakes to prevent a rear collision. Again, the Mazda CX5 doesn’t offer backup collision brakes. The CX5 does offer a rear monitor and a rear parking sensor that beeps or flashes a light when you’re getting close to something. The Tiguan SEL premium has a standard overview camera so the driver can see all objects around the vehicle on a screen. Both have airbags, FWD, 4W antilock brakes, traction control, stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rear-view cameras, available AWD, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, and rear cross path warning.  As far as safety features go, the Volkswagen Tiguan measures up well ahead in this category and technology.

Under the hood, the Mazda CX5 has an aluminum engine block which is more prone to crack and warp at high temperatures, while the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan engine uses a cast iron block which is much stronger and can withstand temperature changes. As for power, the Mazda CX5 has a standard 2.5 4-cylinder engine with 186 lb/ft of torque. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine with 35lb/ft more torque (221 lb/ft). With gas prices fluctuating as much as they do, finding a vehicle with good gas economy is important. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan runs at 10.7L/100km city driving and 8.0L/100km highway driving. The 2019 Mazda CX5 comes in slightly behind with 10.8L/100km city and 8.7L/100km highway. Another feature that the Volkswagen Tiguan has to aid in gas savings is an auto engine turnoff while you are in heavy traffic or at stoplights. The Mazda CX5 doesn’t have this feature.

With the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, an 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, while the 2019 Mazda CX5 has a 6-speed automatic transmission. With the 8-speed transmission, the Tiguan has better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. The Volkswagen Tiguan also has better stopping power with larger front brake rotors and better traction with larger tires available than with the Mazda CX5. The Tiguan’s lower profile tires offer better handling as well with a stiffer sidewall. It handles smoother and is more stable than the Mazda CX5 and it also has a greater ground clearance.

Inside the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is the luxury feel, comfort and look that is known to Volkswagens. Both the Tiguan and the CX5 have Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan boasts a bit more cargo space with 20.1 cu-ft more passenger volume than the Mazda Cx5. (123 vs 103.8) Total max cargo space in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is 73.5 cu-ft while the Mazda CX5 has a max cargo space of 59.6 cu-ft. What could you do with that extra space? It could be great for that trip to Costco, a road trip or going camping!

If you’d like to see what the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has to offer up close and personal, come in to Chilliwack Volkswagen to go for a test drive! We would be happy to answer any further questions you may have about the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan!

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