2019 VW Tiguan vs. Mazda CX-5 near Youngstown, IN

There are seemingly endless SUVs on the road today, but two models that demand your attention are the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Vorderman VW has stacked these contemporary SUVs against each other in our 2019 Tiguan vs. 2019 CX-5 comparison guide.

In this page, we'll look at the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL, starting at $31,795 MSRP, and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, starting at $30,045 MSRP. To speak with the team at our dealership near Youngstown, IN, call (260) 489-7900 or send us a message online.

Engine & Performance

The Tiguan and CX-5 differences begin under the hood. Both SUVs are equipped with responsive powertrains, producing nearly identical horsepower outputs. While the CX-5 holds a slight edge in efficiency, the 2.0L Turbo that powers the 2019 Tiguan vastly outpaces the CX-5 in torque. Performance specs for both engines are as follows:

2019 VW Tiguan


2019 Mazda CX-5

2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder


2.5L 4-cylinder

184 HP


187 HP

221 lb.-ft.


186 lb.-ft.

22 city / 29 hwy MPG

Fuel Economy

25 city / 31 hwy MPG

Interior & Cargo Space

2019 VW Tiguan Panoramic Sunroof

Well appointed with a plethora of comfortable and convenient features, the cabins of the Tiguan and CX-5 deliver what you need to enjoy every moment inside. The interiors feature many of the same amenities, but the 2019 Tiguan offers much more versatility, with a max. cargo volume of 73.5 cu.-ft. For comparison, the 2019 CX-5 tops out at 59.6 cu.-ft. Interior features found in either SUV include:

  • Remote opening & closing power liftgate
  • Heated front seats
  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Safety & Technology

2019 VW Tiguan Heads-Up Display

The Tiguan and CX-5 both include incredible tech and safety features, but there are several differences you should be aware of. Both include responsive systems like adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking, as well as GPS navigation and SiriusXM® satellite radio. However, only the 2019 Tiguan offers the following tech and safety features:

  • Discover Media infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Park distance control
  • Forward collision warning

Schedule a Test Drive at Vorderman VW

If you're ready to experience the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan for yourself, Vorderman VW is the place to go! Browse our online inventory to find your favorite model, and then schedule a test drive at our dealership near Youngstown, IN. To speak with a Vorderman VW representative, please call (260) 489-7900 .

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