2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

Comparison image of an orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and a gray 2019 Mazda CX-5

Are you in the market for a new mid-size crossover vehicle that offers excellent engine performance and a spacious interior? If so, then you are in luck! There are a number of excellent mid-size crossover vehicles available for you to explore in the Walnut Creek, CA area! Two of the better mid-size crossovers available in the area are the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

Both the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 feature excellent engine performance and tremendous interior capacity. You might be wondering how to choose between these two excellent vehicles. If that’s the case, then you have come to the right place. Here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen, we have created a model comparison for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 to help customers choose the vehicle that fits their needs. Let’s explore the results of this model comparison together!

Base Engine Comparison

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


2019 Mazda CX-5

2.0L Turbo I-4 Engine Base Engine 2.5L I-4 Engine
184 Horsepower Engine Power 187 Horsepower
221 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 186 Pound-Feet
22 MPG / 29 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 25 MPG / 31 MPG

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The table above highlights the key engine specifications for each model’s base engine. As you can see, these two mid-size crossovers offer very similar engine performance. The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has an advantage in engine torque, while the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has an advantage in fuel economy and a slight advantage in horsepower. The table below highlights the interior capacity specifications for each of these two models.

Interior Volume Comparison

2019 Tiguan


2019 CX-5

5-7 Passengers Passenger Capacity 5 Passengers
12.0 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 30.9 Cubic Feet
65.7 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 59.6 Cubic Feet
135.9 Cubic Feet EPA Interior Volume 134.5 Cubic Feet

As you can see in the table above, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers more passenger capacity, a higher maximum cargo capacity, and a higher EPA Interior volume than the 2019 Mazda CX-5. The specifications shown above for the 2019 Tiguan are for the models with three rows of seating. Standard cargo capacity for the Tiguan models without a third row increases to 37.6 cubic feet. Overall, the 2019 Tiguan is more spacious than the 2019 CX-5. When you combine that with the similar engine performance that each model offers, it becomes clear that the 2019 VW Tiguan is the better option for customers. Check out the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan for yourself at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen in Walnut Creek, CA today!