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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Mazda CX-5: Two fun SUVs, one has more space

There are several options for compact SUV buyers and it can be difficult to know where to start if we want a roomy vehicle. The compact SUV niche is one of the most popular in Canada, and there are plenty of SUVs available to you. To find our way around, we have to start by establishing our needs and priorities.

If driving pleasure is important to you as is versatility and luxury, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is a great option. Just as sporty and fun as the 2023 Mazda CX-5, the Volkswagen has a lot more cargo space, more power under the hood and exclusive technologies that add a lot of luxury to the Tiguan. Let’s take a closer look.

Much more trunk and interior space for the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan has the edge over the Mazda CX-5 in space, no matter how you compare or where you look. The Tiguan has 1,065 liters of trunk space compared to 875 liters for the 2023 Mazda CX-5. The difference is immediately noticeable. The Tiguan increased its overall length by over 10 inches in its last redesign and that translates into a much more welcoming interior.

While the 2023 Mazda CX-5 is considered by experts to be one of the smallest SUVs in the segment, the Tiguan is among the largest which means plenty of room for your passengers and their luggage. It is even possible to add a 3rd row of seats in the Tiguan to carry 7 passengers. There isn’t enough room in the CX-5 to do this. Ultimately, if you are looking for a spacious SUV, the Tiguan is one of the more spacious models in this class while the CX-5 is actually one of the smallest SUVs in the segment.

Under the hood, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is entitled to a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine developing 184 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque which translates into very dynamic accelerations. The Tiguan offers the most efficient production engine in the compact SUV segment. While the CX-5 is just as powerful with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, it can’t match the Tiguan when it comes to acceleration. If you want similar performance in the 2023 CX-5, you have to opt for a much more expensive model.

Contact us today to learn more about the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan!