How Does the Volkswagen Tiguan Compare to the Mazda CX-5 in Austin, TX


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Are you a compact SUV seeker who is looking to leave their old sedan or aging pickup truck in the past? There are plenty of compact SUV models to choose from on today's auto market, and if you’re searching the areas of Austin for a new, innovative, and SUV model, the new Volkswagen Tiguan is an excellent choice for a variety of reasons. But how does it stack up against its rival the Mazda CX-5? Here’s a brief rundown on why the Tiguan is a better choice for your money.

When it comes to endurance and power, the engine selection for the CX-5 and Tiguan are nearly identical. However, drivers will have more towing power with a maximum trailer capacity of 2,200-lbs with the Tiguan. Compared to only 2,000-lbs found in the Mazda model, drivers can look forward to pulling more weight when needed. With larger capability, comes more seating options when choosing the Tiguan.

The available third-row seating for up to seven passengers is standard for the Tiguan, but extra or those seeking the Mazda CX-5. More fuel capacity at 15.3 gallons in the Tiguan allows for more travel time and less time at the gas pump. The Mazda fuel tank holds 14.8-gallons which makes all the difference when hitting busy afternoon traffic in Austin. Drivers will also sit slightly higher in the Tiguan with a ground clearance of 7.9-inches compared to the 7.5-inches of clearance when driving the CX-5.

Overall the Tiguan offers a bold and stylish exterior, and for a compact SUV, it is larger and more capable than the Mazda CX-5. See just how the new Volkswagen Tiguan compares to other SUV models by visiting our comparison page. If you're interested in a test drive, feel free to call our sales team at (512) 458.1111 to schedule a test drive date. We look forward to working with you, and we'll see you in our showroom!

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