2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

Shopping for a new car can be a tiring process, but thankfully we are here to help. We know how competitive the compact SUV market is right now, which is why we have decided to put together a 2018 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 comparison page. Take a look below to see if one of the models is a better fit for you! 

In terms of efficiency, both the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2017 Mazda CX-5 do a good job of keeping you from visiting the gas station too much with their 2.0L I-4 engine and 2.5L I-4 engine, respectively. It's not just over time that these two will save you money, though, as they also start at an affordable price. The 2018 VW Tiguan starts at $25,195 and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has a similar price of $24,045.

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2018 VW Tiguan 2017 Mazda CX-5
$25,195 MSRP $24,045
Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Not Available
2.0L I-4 Base Engine 2.5L I-4
Seven Max Passengers Five

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

One of the major differences between the 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is interior space. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has a nicely-sized cabin and can hold five total passengers, which the 2018 VW Tiguan also does at the base level. However, the 2018 Tiguan can also be upgraded to include two additional seats and an increased interior volume, which ends up giving the 2018 VW Tiguan 124 cu.ft. of room, which greatly dwarfs the 104 cu.ft. in the Mazda CX-5. 

We also think that the 2018 VW Tiguan has better interior amenities than the 2017 Mazda CX-5. While both vehicles rock an infotainment system and touch screen up front, only the 2018 VW Tiguan can connect with your smartphone to make use of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. You can also find things like advanced safety features, premium audio, and more in the 2018 VW Tiguan.  

Interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2018 VW Tiguan for a closer look? Sounds like it is time for you to visit us at Joe Heidt Motors in Ramsey NJ.

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