2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Vs 2020 Mazda CX-30

A new model has come to the highly competitive compact crossover SUV segment, the Mazda CX-30. Previously, there was only the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-5, but now Mazda makes the CX-30, slightly larger than the CX-3. Two years before the first CX-30, Volkswagen took the Tiguan compact crossover SUV back to the drawing board and redesigned it. Now, in the year 2020, the Tiguan is still recently redesigned and the CX-30 has had a year to solidify its identity, we can compare to two against one another.

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has the distinct advantage of coming into the competition with the possibility of being equipped with a third row of seating. The Mazda CX-30 is unique in its design, but can its appearance keep up with the capabilities of the Tiguan? The chart below compares a few of the different highlights of the vehicles against one another. The chart refers to available features and do not apply to every trim level of either vehicle.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 


2020 Mazda CX-30 

221 lb-ft  Torque  186 lb-ft 
Fender® Premium Brand Speakers  Sound System  Bose® Premium Brand Speakers 
Available  3rd Row Seating  N/A 
138.7 cu.ft.  EPA Estimated Interior Volume  114.3 cu.ft. 

Comparison Analysis

Between the two of these compact crossover SUVs, the Tiguan just simply enough has more capability. The Tiguan has so much more interior space, and the potential to carry an additional two passengers. The difference in torque means that off-roading in the Tiguan is much easier than the road-oriented CX-30. The two sound systems do come down to personal preference, but the Fender® sound system comes from the same company that makes loudspeakers and guitar amplifiers, so you know it’s quality.

Other Available Features of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • 7.9 Inches of Ground Clearance
  • 20-Inch Painted Alloy Wheels
  • Bumperdillo Protection Plate
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat
  • And More!