For those who are planning to purchase the 2022 Mazda CX-5, here is a detailed comparison article between the 2022 Mazda CX-5 and the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan to explain their distinct differences and what makes the 2022 CX-5 a better option of the two.
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is offered in five trims, namely Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Turbo, and Signature. The price ranges from $28,000 MSRP for the base Sport trim and can go up to $39,000 MSRP for the top-end Signature trim. Coming to the 2022 Tiguan, it is offered in four trims – S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL R-Line. The base S trim has a price tag of $25,995 MSRP while the top-end SEL R-Line trim can go up to $36,595 MSRP.
2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
|2.5-liter Inline-four Cylinder
||2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-four Cylinder|
|187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||184 hp / 221 ft-lbs|
|30.9 cu. ft.
||12.0 cu. ft.|
|25 / 31 / 28
||23 / 30 / 26|
When it comes to horsepower output, the CX-5 has a slightly higher output of 187 horsepower compared to Tiguan’s 184 horsepower. But when it comes to torque output, the Tiguan has higher torque output. But while the Tiguan has only one powertrain option on offer, the CX-5 also offers an enhanced turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and up to 320 pound-feet of torque. Not to forget that the CX-5 is slightly more fuel-efficient than the Tiguan. Hence, the CX-5 is a lot better in the performance aspect.
The CX-5’s cabin is a lot more well-put-together and is a lot more comfortable. While the CX-5’s previous version was comfortable in itself, the 2022 CX-5 gets upgraded seats that are more supportive. And yes, the CX-5 is more comfortable compared to the Tiguan. The base CX-5 trim gets cloth seats while the top-end trims get synthetic leather or genuine leather upholstery along with power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats. Optional features include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and rear center armrest, to name some of them. The 2022 Tiguan also gets a similar number of features as the CX-5 when it comes to interior upholstery and set-up. But it does not offer ventilated seats as an option.
When it comes to features, the 2022 CX-5 gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen display as standard. Standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Mazda Connected Services, a four-speaker sound system, two USB ports, and HD Radio, to name some of them. Optional features offered are satellite radio, navigation system, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, two rear USB ports, a six- or 10-speaker Bose premium sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, and a moonroof. The Tiguan does not get the same number of technological features as that of the CX-5. Just to give you an idea, the Tiguan gets a smaller 6.5-inch touchscreen display.
The 2022 CX-5 also gets an impressive list of safety features as standard across all trims. While the Tiguan also gets a similar list of safety features, the CX-5 is an overall well-built vehicle making it a better option.