Mazda is an automaker that prides itself on standing apart from the rest of the crowd. With beautiful and elegant lines and angles, each Mazda vehicle looks like a work of art. That goes for one of the most popular Mazda vehicles as well—the Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 blends SUV capabilities with the smooth and efficient driving of a sedan or coupe into one magnificent package. Of course, the CX-5 is not without its share of competition in this saturated marketplace. Let’s take a look at a 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan comparison to see how these two vehicles stack up.
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
|187 HP||Base Horsepower||184 HP|
|25 City / 31 Hwy MPG
||Base Fuel Economy||23 City / 29 Hwy MPG
||Max. Towing Capacity||1,500 Pounds|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
While the 2021 Mazda CX-5 may be considered a compact crossover SUV, it still packs a punch where it needs to. It has a powerful beating heart under the hood, to the tune of 187 horsepower, which edges out the 2021 Tiguan in that regard. Even with a more powerful engine, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 also offers a higher EPA-estimated fuel economy. A powerful engine that’s also efficient is almost like having your cake and eating it, too.
If you are looking to travel around California on your next great adventure and need to tow something behind you, you have 500 more pounds of capacity than the 2021 Tiguan to work with. Imagine how much more you can take along your journey with that additional capacity.
Connectivity is key in this hectic world, and you’ll be glad to know that Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ functionalities come standard so you can synchronize your compatible phone and use select applications even from behind the wheel.