Audi Q5 vs VW Tiguan

VW Tiguan vs Audi Q5

Here at Volkswagen of Panama City, our team is dedicated to helping our neighbors throughout Panama City, Callaway, and Springfield make the best decision when it comes time to choose a new vehicle.

That’s why we created this simple Audi Q5 vs. Volkswagen Tiguan comparison. Continue reading to see how each compact SUV stacks up in a head-to-head competition and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
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Audi Q5 vs VW Tiguan: Engine Specs

Volkswagen TiguanNimble and efficient while remaining big enough to fit your active life, the Q5 and VW Tiguan both rely on their own 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engines. Each SUV also provides its own intelligent four-wheel-drive system with customizable drive modes to perfectly match your driving style to outside conditions.

Where they begin to depart is in their drivetrains and overall fuel-efficiency. While the Audi Q5 engine is paired to a 7-speed Stronic® automatic transmission, the Volkswagen Tiguan uses an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with Sport mode, which provides greater control and seamless shifting even while traveling at low RPMs.

When properly configured, the VW Tiguan earns an EPA-estimated 22/29 city/hwy MPG.* By comparison, the Q5 comes close but ultimately falls short of achieving the same results, offering an EPA-estimated 22/27 city/hwy MPG.

Audi Q5 vs VW Tiguan: Interior Space

Despite its designation as a compact SUV, the VW Tiguan can still punch well above its weight class when it comes to space. By adding an additional third row of seating, it outsizes the Audi Q5 by two seats.

It’s also able to carry a lot more stuff, delivering up to 65.7 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Q5’s noticeably snugger 53.1 cubic feet. Furthermore, the VW Tiguan uses simple fold-flat seating, which makes loading and transporting bulky luggage or your kid’s science experiment clean and easy.

Audi Q5 vs VW Tiguan: Convenience and Technology

Volkswagen Tiguan Interior TechnologyMeticulously designed to take the edge off your daily commute, each SUV comes loaded with a long list of easy-to-use features designed to get you out the door faster while keeping you and your crew comfortable throughout the day.

Each features a hands-free, easy-open liftgate along with a panoramic sunroof to help welcome the outside world inside their plush cabins.  You’ll also find both dashboards include dual-zone automatic temperature control and an available multi-function heated steering wheel to keep you nice and cozy all year round.

Each SUV also employs its own massive digital cockpit display behind the steering wheel, which displays real-time driving information along with turn-by-turn navigation. In terms of entertainment, the VW Tiguan lets you easily pair multiple smartphone devices to its 8-inch touchscreen to access features like:

  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Bluetooth® technology
  • Fender® premium audio system

Audi Q5 vs VW Tiguan: The Bottom Line

With its sporty and fuel-sipping performance, flexible interior space, and modern connectivity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the SUV that manages to rise above its luxury-class competition.

If you’re a driver living near Panama City, Callaway, or Springfield hoping to get a closer look, visit the team at VW of Panama City at our convenient location or go online to schedule a test drive today!


*22 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.