Compact SUVs are very popular these days — and a model that stands out from the crowd is the outstanding 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, with its bold styling, excellent performance, advanced multimedia and safety technologies, generous warranty coverage, and a roomy, refined, and versatile cabin. Check out this 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 comparison to find out how the 2019 Tiguan matches up against the compact SUV competition.
The 2019 Tiguan delivers excellent performance with its 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which doles out an impressive 221 lb-ft of torque. The base-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2019 CX-5 generates 186 lb-ft of torque. While the CX-5 comes equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the Tiguan has the more advanced eight-speed automatic transmission. Both SUVs offer an available all-wheel drive system — but with its higher ground clearance (7.9” vs 7.5”), the Tiguan is the better choice for off-road adventures.
Another advantage of the 2019 Tiguan is its roomy interior. It can seat up to seven passengers, compared to the five-passenger seating capacity for the 2019 CX-5. The Tiguan also offers more storage space. With the rear seats in the upright position, it has a cargo capacity of 37.6 cu-ft (30.9 cu-ft for the CX-5). When you fold down the rear seats, it has a cargo capacity of 65.7 cu-ft (59.6 cu-ft for the CX-5).
An important element of vehicle ownership is warranty coverage — and on this front, the 2019 Tiguan is the superior choice. It has the backing of a very generous 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 CX-5 has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.
Are you shopping around for a compact SUV in Southern California? Check out the 2019 VW Tiguan at Capistrano Volkswagen!