Compare 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 Mazda CX-7
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FWD 4-Door i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,555
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,190
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative. It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 X 0.7 11.3 x 0.5
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)
11.7 X 1.1 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 145/80R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 3500 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.89
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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