Drivers in the market for an SUV have plenty of options in today’s market. While there is a variety to choose from, there are certain brands that have one leg up on their competitors. For decades, Volkswagen has offered an impressive lineup of SUVs, which has included the Volkswagen Tiguan since 2007. For 2016, the Tiguan has been refined to exceed the current expectations of the auto world, giving the competition a run for its money. In order to aid your research (and out of our own curiosity), we put the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. the 2016 Mazda CX-5. Both vehicles are worthy of a second glance, but one definitely offers more in terms of power, drivetrain and luxurious additives.
Much like its competitor- the 2016 Mazda CX-5- the newest member of the Tiguan family sports a 2.0-liter Inline 4 engine. While the engines on the two vehicles match, the Tiguan has one leg up on the Mazda, offering an output of 200 horsepower.
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan drivetrain and luxury features
In places where the weather can be brutal, it is crucial to have a safe vehicle to traverse through the snow, ice, rain and wind. Not only does the newest Volkswagen Tiguan offer an array of safety features (like anti-lock brakes and traction control), but it also provides a drivetrain that’s capable of outputting full power where it counts. The Tiguan’s all-wheel drive system can offer more stability than the CX-5’s front-wheel drive, making it a safer pick. While safety is key, there are also a number of luxurious features in the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan, including heated/cooled seats, which is an area in which the 2016 Mazda CX-5 falls short.