2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

Comparison Image of Orange 2019 VW Tiguan left and red 2019 Mazda CX-5 right

Compact crossover vehicles have a lot to offer, like sleek designs, surprisingly spacious interiors and the ability to handle a variety of road conditions. If you are considering purchasing a compact crossover vehicle, the Tiguan and Mazda CX-5 are great options. So, let’s compare the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and figure out which compact SUV is the best option for you.

If you are looking for innovative technology on the interior and exterior of your vehicle, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is packed with plenty of features to get you excited. While the Mazda CX-5 offers available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and has a standard 7-inch touchscreen display, the Tiguan has standard Car-Net® App-Connect that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the Tiguan, you have access to Volkswagen-specific technology that simplifies interactions with your vehicle. This technology includes the hands-free Easy Open and Easy Close liftgate, available 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive and the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. These features and more are the reason the 2019 VW Tiguan was awarded Cars.com’s Best compact SUV for the second year. Below we will dive into features and specs of each vehicle.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


2019 Mazda CX-5

$24,295 MSRP $24,350
22 / 29 City / Highway MPG 25 / 31
4 Drive Modes 2
6 Trim Level Options 5
73.5 Cargo Space with Back Seat Folded (Cubic Feet) 59.6

VW Tiguan Features and Specs

As we mentioned above, the 2019 Tiguan is packed with great features. Let’s go a little more in-depth about the technology mentioned above. So, the hands-free Easy Open and Easy Close liftgate is designed to simplify accessing the Tiguan’s truck by holding the key on your person, kicking your foot under the rear bumper to unlock and open the tailgate and to close it, all you have to do is walk away. Available 4MOTION® AWD comes with Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode and Off-Road Custom Mode to ensure that your Tiguan has traction regardless of the condition. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit gives the driver the option to customize the information displayed in the command center, allowing them to create a display with a mixture of navigation, RPMs, speed, audio, direction and more.

Not only does the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan provide more cargo space than the Mazda CX-5, but it has more trim level options, which include the S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. Each trim level option is equipped with more standard features than the previous. For example, the SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line have a standard Fender® Premium Audio System. To learn more about the 2019 VW Tiguan, contact Elgin Volkswagen or click the link below.

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