With its clean, sophisticated yet modern styling and powerful yet efficient turbocharged engine, the Volkswagen Tiguan has held its ground against other SUVs in its segment. The best-selling midsize SUV at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine, WI, now arrives in its 2022 model year refresh, featuring subtle changes and more character than before. However, another best-selling midsize SUV from Japanese carmaker Mazda, the Mazda CX-5, is poised to get a 2022 model year refresh soon and this asks for a comparison. So, we decided to put our 2022 VW Tiguan against the 2022 Mazda CX-5 to see how both fare.
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Mazda CX-5
2.0L 4-cylinder 16-valve turbocharged engine
2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine
4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive
i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® mode
6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport mode
23/29 MPG (City/Highway)
EPA-estimated MPG Ratings (AWD)
24/30 MPG (City/Highway)
The comparison table above shows how the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2022 Mazda CX-5 are quite similar to each other when it comes to their performance, with the VW Tiguan making almost identical horsepower with its 2.0L turbo engine which delivers the same gas mileage while making more torque. Move over these similarities, and you'll find that the 2022 Volkswagen features a more robust and muscular design which is not just suitable in the city but won’t look out of place in the Wisconsin wilderness, whereas the Mazda CX-5 design is more on the softer side, making it look more like a city-dweller. The 2022 Tiguan features new LED headlights and a redesigned front grille with an LED strip sitting in its middle that gives it a little more character at night. Apart from this, the Tiguan is more practical with enough passenger and cargo space to seat five people in comfort. And the standard driver assistance features give you more confidence whether you’re driving on the road or off-road. These include:
Besides this, the chassis of the Tiguan features front and rear crumple zones that help absorb energy produced in the event of a crash. The rigid safety cage helps distribute the impact away from the driver and occupants, while the Intelligent Crash Response System deploys airbags in the event of a collision and shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and turns on hazard lights.
Interested in learning more about the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan? Want to take it out for a test drive in and around Racine, WI? Get in touch with Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Racine by filling the form above.