VW Tiguan vs Audi Q5 Comparison

Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale near Dallas, TX

If you’re on the hunt for an SUV that does more than just pack in plenty of cargo, you’re in the right place. Both the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Audi Q5 go above and beyond to give SUV drivers in Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, and Dallas what they need out of their next vehicle.

But how will they choose between them? We at Principle Volkswagen are here to help you do just that with this detailed VW Tiguan vs. Audi Q5 comparison. Read ahead to see which model is a better fit for you!

VW Tiguan vs Audi Q5: Performance

Volkswagen Tiguan Performance SpecsThe 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Audi Q5 come standard with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. Each one comes with an automatic transmission: 8-speed in the VW Tiguan, and 7-speed in the Q5.

The VW Tiguan offers slightly better fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city/29 MPG highway.1 The Audi Q5 can’t quite keep up on the highway, with an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city/27 MPG highway.

Better fuel economy isn’t the only way the VW Tiguan will help you save at the pump. With the Audi Q5, you’ll have to fuel up with premium gasoline to achieve peak performance and efficiency. The VW Tiguan, on the other hand, runs on regular fuel.

VW Tiguan vs Audi Q5: Interior

As SUVs, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 are designed with a lot of cargo and passenger space. However, you’ll find that the VW Tiguan has more room all around. This model sports five seats standard, but has the capability to hold seven if you want extra passenger room. Meanwhile, the Q5 maxes out at five seats.

Additionally, the 5-seat VW Tiguan offers a respectable 73.5 total cubic feet of cargo space if you take advantage of the rear seats’ foldability. Compare this to the Q5, which offers significantly less cargo space with only 53.1 cubic feet.

Even with all five seats in use, the VW Tiguan can handle 37.6 cubic feet worth of cargo. The Q5, meanwhile, only offers 25.1 cubic feet behind its rear seat.

VW Tiguan vs Audi Q5: Safety

Volkswagen Tiguan Safety Features Efficiency and interior space are meaningless if your vehicle doesn’t also help keep you safe. Luckily, you won’t have to worry about that with the 2019 VW Tiguan. This model offers a plethora of active and passive safety features that will have your back.

For instance, the VW Tiguan comes standard with an Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). If the airbags are deployed in a collision, this system can help you get to safety by:

  • Turning off the fuel pump
  • Unlocking the doors
  • Activating the hazard lights

The 2019 Q5, on the other hand, comes with a similar feature called Audi pre sense basic. This helps protect you when it senses an impending collision, by:

  • Closing the sunroof and side windows
  • Pretensioning the seat belts
  • Activating the hazard lights

However, this system doesn’t help you get to safety after a collision occurs, like ICRS in the Volkswagen does.

VW Tiguan vs Audi Q5: The Verdict

As you can see, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers higher fuel economy, more interior space, and better protection in the event of a collision. Get behind the wheel and experience this impressive SUV for yourself at Principle Volkswagen. Shoppers in Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, and Dallas can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today!


122 city/29 highway mpg (2019 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.


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