2020 Mazda CX-30 VS. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

In the compact SUV segment, some models are more inspiring than others. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 falls into this category because it not only catches the eye but also provides everything we expect from a compact SUV.

The dealer par excellence Mazda tells us about its 2020 Mazda CX-30 by comparing it to the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan to better highlight its features and functionalities.


First of all, the Mazda CX-30 is a well thought-out crossover that's fun to drive, agile, and very well crafted. Ideal for several small families, it's comfortable, user-friendly, and offers comfort that allows you to drive long distances without getting tired. In the center of the dashboard, the air conditioning controls are grouped in a compact rectangle. The steering wheel also contains several controls so that the driver doesn't let it go while driving.

Quite frankly, the brand's designers have outdone themselves here, with the dashboard's cut-out that makes you feel like you're sitting in a premium class vehicle, especially with its 8.8-inch touch-screen with Mazda Connect (control system). This compact SUV also offers plenty of space and legroom. In short, the 2020 CX-30 is well stocked, especially with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features, USB ports, Wi-Fi connectivity, and much more. In comparison, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a more conventional yet spacious interior.

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 GS and GT are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that boosts power to 186 horsepower (+2 compared to the Volkswagen Tiguan) and 186 lb-ft of torque. In the case of the GS model, the engine can also deactivate two cylinders to reduce fuel consumption. The Mazda CX-30 is far more fuel-efficient than the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan, with fuel consumption of 10.7 L/100 km in the city and 8.0 L/100 km on the highway. As for the 2020 CX-30, its score stands at 9.5 L/100 km in the city and 7.4 L/100 km on the highway. The math is simple: you'll save more money in the Japanese CX-30 SUV than in the German Tiguan.

Thanks to the advanced Skyactiv technology, the 2020 CX-30 effortlessly fulfills all your desires. As mentioned above, its refined interior is quiet and provides a sense of peace and tranquility behind the wheel. And to give you even more control on any road, the CX-30 can be equipped with the i-Activ all-wheel drive system, which offers flexibility and agility to the vehicle on varied roads throughout Canada and the United States. While the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is roomy, its driving dynamics remain ordinary and its 8-speed automatic transmission is jerky.

Whereas the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is elegant with its sleek curves and sporty design, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is less appealing and looks more like a square transmission. While the CX-30 was designed for smaller families, it offers the advantage of being nicely crafted. Both the exterior and the interior of the vehicle display an important touch of elegance and refinement. The Volkswagen Tiguan doesn't have any major new features for 2020; it's virtually identical to the previous versions.

All in all, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 gives you more appetite for adventure than the 2020 Tiguan. It's better thought out, and it's more economical both in terms of fuel consumption and price. For these two factors, it easily outperforms the 2020 German. And isn't that often the most important thing when it comes to buying a new SUV?


With its unbeatable prices, its advantageous and flexible financing solutions, its dynamic team, and its outstanding after-sales service, Mazda has excelled for many years and stands out from the competition. With its slogan, "Customer first ... and always", Mazda makes room for you the moment you walk through the front door. Come and discover the full range of 2020 Mazda vehicles and make a pit stop at the all-new Mazda CX-30; we're waiting for you!

Posted in On Jul 21, 2020