2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

Shopping around for a compact SUV can be tricky. There are a ton of different options out there and comparing models can get pretty competitive. To help you in your search, we've put together a 2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 comparison page that looks into the strengths of each model, so you can easier determine which would be right for you.  

Both the 2018 VW TIguan and 2017 Mazda CX-5 come in at good prices. The 2018 VW Tiguan has a starting price of $25,345, which is only slightly more than the $24,045 starting price of the 2017 Mazda CX-5. Even though both of these SUVs are affordable, the two also offer premium looks with sporty contours and design choices found in each.

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2018 VW Tiguan Differences between the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Mazda CX-5
$25,345 MSRP $24,045
124 cu.ft. Max Passenger Volume 104 cu.ft.
Available AWD Available
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Not Available

Differences between the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Mazda CX-5

In terms of interior space, the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Mazda CX-5 both start with the ability to hold up to five passengers at the base level. The difference here is that the 2018 VW Tiguan can also be equipped with an additional row in the back, allowing it to hold up to seven total passengers. With the third-row added, the 2018 VW Tiguan offers an impressive 124 cu.ft. of passenger room, which is quite a bit more than the 104 cu.ft. that is available in the Mazda CX-5. Likewise, the 2018 Tiguan can offer up to 65.7 cu.ft. of luggage volume, which is more than the 59.6 cu.ftin the 2017 Mazda CX-5. 

The 2018 VW Tiguan doesn't just have more space, though, we also think it makes use of it better. While both the Tiguan and CX-5 come with infotainment systems, the one in the Mazda lacks the ability to make use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Also, the 2018 VW Tiguan has a wide variety of driver assistance and awareness safety features that are available. 

Ready to take a closer look at the 2018 VW Tiguan? We hope to see you soon at Spitzer VW in Amherst OH!

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