2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 VW Tiguan 

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 VW Tiguan

The compact crossover segment has become a dominant force in the automotive market over the past several years, and options for crossover shoppers are certainly in no shortage. But those looking for immaculate handling and a particularly high-tech interior will lean towards options like the 2020 Mazda CX-5 or the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. See how these two options weigh out in our compact crossover comparison.

With an explosion of active safety technologies expanding into the mainstream market, crossover shoppers can find an impressive range of life-saving systems now standard even from the base level. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan come standard with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. But only the CX-5 keeps the ball rolling with radar cruise control, lane departure alert, lane-keep assist and automatic high beams.

2020 Mazda CX-5 


2020 VW Tiguan 

2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder  Base Engine  2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder 
187 horsepower, 186 lb-ft of torque  Power Ratings  184 horsepower, 221 lb-ft of torque 
25 city / 31 highway  Fuel Economy  22 city / 29 highway 
2,000 - 3,500 lbs.  Max Towing Capacity  1,500 lbs. 

Comparing the Performance and Feature Highlights of the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan Compact Crossovers 

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 provides a choice of two engines. On CX-5 Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models, the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine features cylinder deactivation, which contributes to an impressive fuel economy of up to 25 mpg city, 31 mpg highway.

Looking at the 2020 VW Tiguan, the sole 2.0-liter turbo engine is certainly a torquier alternative. But if riveting power is what you’re after, you’ll be better suited with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine standard on CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models. The impressive turbo puts out 168 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque while still returning 28 mpg combined.

That’s not to mention the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers more impressive roster of standard features from each trim level. Even from the base level Sport, the CX-5 has a 7-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers and 3.1 inches more rear legroom than the Tiguan. The highest trim levels of the Mazda CX-5 reach a level of luxury that’s rare for the segment with Nappa leather seating, genuine wood accents, a 360˚ View Monitor and a traffic sign recognition system.

Drivers in the Memphis area interested in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 can find it here at Gwatney Mazda. If you have questions, you can reach out to the dealership staff for additional assistance.

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