2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. MAZDA CX-5

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Mazda CX-5
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan


2022 MAZDA CX-5


7 Passengers

Seating Capacity

5 Passengers
124 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

106.3 cubic feet

Seating Rows

65.7 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

59.3 cubic feet

If you’re in the market for a capable and reliable SUV around Bedford, it’s worth comparing the VW Tiguan vs. Mazda CX-5. Both vehicles include the latest performance, technology, and safety features, however, we believe that the Volkswagen includes more for the price, and is an overall better buy. Let’s compare the VW vs. Mazda SUV in more detail with Classic Volkswagen below! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!



MAZDA CX-5 vs. VW Tiguan: Price & Trims

The first thing we’re going to take into consideration is the price, which is one of the most important aspects of the buying process for Willoughby drivers. When comparing the top-level trims of each vehicle, the top-tier Mazda trim is more expensive than the top VW trim, however, the VW includes more features standard, and is an overall better buy. Let’s compare the VW Tiguan vs. Mazda CX-5 by trim level below:

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Tiguan S: MSRP from $25,490*
  • Tiguan SE: MSRP from $30,120*
  • SE R-Line Black: MSRP from $32,950*
  • SEL R-Line: MSRP from $37,320*

2022 Mazda CX-5

  • 2.5 S: MSRP from $25,900
  • 2.5 S Select: MSRP from $27,900
  • 2.5 S Preferred: MSRP from $29,600
  • 2.5 S Carbon Edition: MSRP from $30,720
  • 2.5 S Premium: MSRP from $32,310
  • 2.5 S Premium Plus: MSRP from $33,950
  • 2.5 Turbo: MSRP from $36,400
  • 2.5 Turbo Signature: MSRP from $38,650

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Tiguan: Interior Dimensions

Like many Mentor drivers, you want to make sure there is enough room for both passengers and cargo, luckily, the VW checks all the boxes. So, if you’re still trying to decide between the Volkswagen Tiguan or Mazda CX-5, the Tiguan is the better choice.

Looking at both vehicles in more detail, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 can seat up to five passengers, while the Volkswagen Tiguan can seat up to seven passengers comfortably without sacrificing cargo space. Let’s compare the VW vs. Mazda SUV interior dimensions in more detail below:

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Maximum seating: 7 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 124 cubic feet
  • Front headroom / legroom: 39.6 inches / 40.2 inches
  • Rear headroom / legroom: 39.1 inches / 36.6 inches
  • Third-row headroom / legroom: 33.8 inches / 27.9 inches
  • Cargo volume (rear seats up): 33 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (rear seats folded): 65.7 cubic feet

2022 Mazda CX-5

  • Maximum seating: 5 passengers
  • Passenger volume: 103.6 cubic feet
  • Front headroom / legroom: 39.7 inches / 41 inches
  • Rear headroom / legroom: 39 inches / 39.6 inches
  • Cargo volume (rear seats up): 30.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume (rear seats folded): 59.3 cubic feet

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Tiguan: Technology & Warranty

Smartphone integration is one of the most important technology features for Chardon drivers. Luckily, both vehicles include this technology with extra companion mobile apps such as Volkswagen CarNet and Mazda MyMazda.

Both technologies provide Mentor drivers with features such as remote unlock, remote start/stop, roadside assistance, and vehicle finder. However, the Volkswagen CarNet app provides drivers with many more features, such as:

  • Up to five years of complimentary use before purchasing a subscription (Mazda only offers three years)
  • Hands-free voice control: You can opt for this service by adding it to your subscription and just say “Hello Volkswagen” to control your media, phone calls, and navigation without ever touching a screen or taking your eyes off the road!
  • WiFi hotspot: Connect up to four devices and keep track of them via your mobile app, to keep all your passengers entertained on the road.
  • Find a parking spot: Volkswagen has a close partnership with Parkopedia®, allowing the CarNet app to seek out available parking spots before you even leave the house, and help you find your parked car if you forget.

When you opt for the Volkswagen, you’ll also get to take advantage of a generous warranty, including two years or 20,000 miles of complimentary maintenance, which is not offered on the Mazda. When you choose the Volkswagen, you’ll also receive up to four years or 50,000 miles, while Mazda only covers three years or 36,000 miles.

See The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan at Classic Volkswagen!

So, which one will you choose, the Volkswagen Tiguan or Mazda CX-5? We think the Volkswagen is the best choice, as it provides you with more features standard for a lower price. So, come see this impressive vehicle in Mentor at Classic Volkswagen! Check out our new vehicle inventory, and apply for financing to start the buying process! If you have any additional questions, such as how to maintain your Volkswagen vehicle, please visit our website for more information, or feel free to stop in anytime!


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*Starting MSRP of $26,295 for a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan S with 8-speed automatic transmission. Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
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