Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
31,860
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
$
33,545
Updated: 
09 Nov 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red crystal metallic
#9E1A0D
Color: 
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
Deep Black Pearl
#060506
Platinum Grey Metallic
#82838B
Pure white
#FFFFFF
Cardinal Red Metallic
#770618
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
Stone Blue Metallic
#4F595C
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#91908B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.

Pros
Looks good inside and out
Taut ride and handling
Available turbo power
Decent value in most trims

Cons
Turbo lag
Moderate acceleration in base version
Cramped back seat
Inferior infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, the most notable upgrade made to the CX-5 is its new infotainment system. A 10.3-inch touchscreen now sits atop the dashboard instead of the smaller 7.0-inch display found on previous model years. The updated system features the new Mazda Connect interface, Mazda Connected Services (a Wi-Fi hotspot and access to remote vehicle functions through a smartphone app), and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Pros
Luxury aura without the luxury price,
engaging driving behavior,
expeditious turbo engine.

Cons
Base engine accelerates leisurely,
competitors have more cargo space,
tows only 2000 pounds.

By: 
caranddriver.com

New infotainment system with a larger screen.Remote monitoring and control through a smartphone app.Top Signature trim gains some new safety features.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a well-rounded crossover SUV, just don’t expect to use its third row for anyone bigger than the family dog.

Pros
Spacious digs
Classy, conservative design
Good standard tech
Lots of crash-avoidance gear

Cons
Comical third row
So-so fuel economy
Can get expensive with options
R-Line’s just a tease

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The current-generation Tiguan launched for the 2018 model year, and it's received only superficial changes since. For 2020, the Tiguan adds a Wi-Fi hotspot, which is now standard, as is additional safety content including forward-collision alert with automatic braking and a blind-spot warning system. There's a new SE R-Line Black trim that packages 20-inch dark wheels, sunroof, fog lights, and parking-alert sensors. Volkswagen is also shortening its warranty on all of its 2020 models from a standout 6 years/72,000 miles down to a more typical 4 years/50,000 miles. But two years of complimentary maintenance is now included.

Pros
Refined driving experience, available third row, excellent fuel economy.

Cons
Not as quick as its rivals, ride gets firm with large optional wheels.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert standard on all models.Volkswagen's Car-Net telematics system standard; Wi-Fi available with subscription.SEL model includes heated steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers.

PROS
Ample space for passengers and cargo
Three-row seating is useful in a pinch
Intuitive tech interface
Offers longer warranty period than most competitors

CONS
Subpar acceleration and responsiveness
Ranks low in fuel economy for the class
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
184hp
at 4 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
37.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leatherette Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
185.10in
Width: 
72.50in
72.40in
Height: 
66.10in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
7.90in
Front Track: 
62.80in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
73.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
37.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3691.00lbs
3847.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustmen
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
hands-free power liftgate
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0-In.
19 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Brake drying
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
3rd Row Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack And Side Rails
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Black Lug Nuts And Black Wheel Locks
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Kit
Wheel Locks
Rear Spoiler
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Mazda Navigation System SD Card (Fleet)
Cargo Storage Shelf
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
First Aid Kit
Three-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Two-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Luggage Net
Privacy Cover
Two-Row Carpeted Mats
Three-Row Carpeted Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Storm Grey, leatherette
#C9C9C7