2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Shopping for a new vehicle in South Florida? At Mazda of Palm Beach, your local South Florida Mazda dealership, we know that finding the right vehicle for you can be a long and difficult process. This is especially true when shopping for an SUV. There are so many SUVs on the market today and with all the makes and models to choose from, buying your new car requires research if you want to make an informed decision. That’s why we’re comparing two of the leading SUVs in their class: the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Below is a chart displaying some of the basic specs:

Fuel Economy

Starting off the comparison between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is the fuel economy. Whether you need to go for long drives on the highway or short commutes in the city, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers better fuel efficiency with 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. On the other hand, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan gets 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. We know that when you’re driving in South Florida, you need the SUV that will get you the best gas mileage, and that’s why we feel it is important to highlight this difference between the two leading SUVs.

Towing Capacity

If you’re going away for weekend trips, you’ll need the SUV that can handle towing everything you need. Whether you’re towing a camper or a large ATV, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will support you on your trip, with 2,000 pounds maximum towing capacity. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, on the other hand, has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. Again, we see that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 seems to a better option if this is a feature that you value in your new SUV.


One factor that argues for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan to be your choice is its extra space. While the 2019 Mazda CX-5 seats five, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan seats 7. Also, when you fold down the rear seats, the Tiguan has 73.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, whereas the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has 59.5 cubic feet. While the Tiguan offers a bit more space, you need to consider whether you want to prioritize this extra space when making your decision.

Power and More

Power is a main feature of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, with 187 horsepower versus the Tiguan’s 184 horsepower. If you want extra power, then the Mazda CX-5 is the pick for you. When it comes to the extra interior features for the two SUVs, both offer similar extra features. For example, Apply Carplay, Android Auto, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and navigation system all come standard on both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. However, one thing that sets the 2019 Mazda CX-5 apart from the Tiguan is its standard remote keyless entry, which is optional on the Tiguan.

The Verdict

While it is difficult to decide which SUV is the better choice, the consensus seems to be that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has more to offer drivers and passengers than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. Based on the fuel economy, power, towing capability, and extra features, the Mazda CX-5 comes out on top. However, at Mazda of Palm Beach, we understand that buying a new vehicle is a big decision, which is why we encourage you to come down to your local South Florida Mazda Dealership to get more information about the specific vehicle you are interested in.