Compare 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $29,019 $29,870
CX-5 2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 24 30 $24,190 $24,895
CX-5 2016.5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,764 $26,515
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 33 $27,759 $28,570
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 33 $22,930 $23,595
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 33 $24,500 $25,215
CX-5 2016.5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $21,183 $21,795
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,631 $29,470
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 24 30 $23,754 $24,445
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,716 $26,465
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 33 $27,416 $28,220
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 33 $22,542 $23,195
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 33 $24,500 $25,215
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $21,183 $21,795
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $27,552 $28,700
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,895 $24,890
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $30,135 $31,390
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,067 $34,445
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $29,448 $30,675
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,790 $26,865
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $32,030 $33,365
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $34,962 $36,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,019
$27,552
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,870
$28,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$478 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is one of the more athletic crossovers; high gas mileage and high style just add to the value. While it's not as fun as other VWs and the old design leaves it behind in terms of safety, technology and fuel economy, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers on most of the important small-crossover promises.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.3 95.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.1 23.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.7 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.1 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.1 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P255/40HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 3404
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 19 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 280
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 5700 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
2016.5 Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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