2024 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Mazda CX-5

If you’re looking for a new compact family SUV, the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan is adaptable, comfortable, and reliable. Ideal for an adventurous family, the Tiguan is a great choice for both regular commutes, and weekend getaways. But how does the German engineering in the Tiguan compare to the competition? What if we compare it side-by-side against Mazda’s CX-5? The team here at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen takes a closer look at both of these compact SUVs to see which one punches above its weight class.

Interior Space

The Volkswagen Tiguan and Mazda CX-5 both offer very comparable interior volume. The Mazda has a slight edge in driver and passenger space by a couple of inches, but the Tiguan blows it away in one major way – third row seating. The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan has the option of seating for 7, which is rare among compact SUVs. Plus, what the Tiguan loses in a couple inches of headroom, it more than makes up for in cargo volume, as well, offering 170 L of maximum cargo volume. As family vehicles go, this makes the Tiguan much more practical.


Both of these SUVs offer good engines, but in order to get the best performance out of the Mazda CX-5, you need to splurge on a higher-end trim. By comparison, the standard engine in the reliable 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a steadfast 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel efficiency is in the same boat – comparable, but to beat the Tiguan, you need to pay much more for a higher-end Mazda trim.


Modern features and drive assist technologies are a consideration for a safe, family friendly vehicle. The Mazda CX-5 does offer cross-traffic alert, but the Tiguan counters with automatic parking. The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan also has an available WiFi Hotspot, so your family can remain connected on the go, and an available hands-free liftgate to make accessing your cargo space much more convenient.

Visit Fifth Avenue Volkswagen for the 2024 Tiguan

The 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan is, simply put, designed with the family in mind in a way the Mazda CX-5 isn’t. If you want a safe, practical family SUV, we can’t recommend the Volkswagen Tiguan more. Bring the whole family down to our showroom today to see the Tiguan for yourself, or maybe even take one out for a test drive!