Compare 2010 Mazda CX-7 vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

2010 Mazda CX-7
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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FWD 4-Door i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 28 $20,665 $21,700
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 28 $21,414 $22,490
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 25 $24,295 $25,950
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 23 $25,880 $27,650
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 25 $29,316 $31,335
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 23 $30,901 $33,035
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FWD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,665
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want the driving experience of a sports sedan but need the versatility of a wagon, the 2010 Mazda CX-7 remains one of the better choices. The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 95.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 X 0.7 11.25 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 X 1.1 12.30 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3433
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7" 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7" 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 3500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -

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