If you're shopping for a compact SUV with a fresh face, why not check out two respectable vehicles that've been fully designed for 2018? In this Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Audi Q5 car comparison, you can! These two crossovers stand out for all the right reasons, and we want to give you a closer look.

Shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island can glean much about these rides by seeing them go head-to-head. If you have any questions as you read, don't hesitate to contact us at Hilton Head Volkswagen! 

VW Tiguan vs Q5: Interior Features 

Slide into the cabins of the 2018 VW Tiguan and Audi Q5, and you'll immediately notice the difference in seating capacity. The Q5 can comfortably seat five people across two rows of seats, with adult-friendly seating in the second row. 

The VW Tiguan can do the same, but it also offers an available third row that increases passenger capacity to seven-and is the perfect fit for two younger children. If you have a larger family, you'll like having this option. 

Tech-wise, these two SUVs are well matched. On their base multimedia systems, both use standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to make smartphone connectivity simple and intuitive. Hook up your iPhone or Android device and make calls, send texts, or manage your music library with the vehicle touchscreen. 

Crossover SUV Performance Specs

Look under the hood of the Volkswagen Tiguan, and you'll find a 2.0L TSI®4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Audi Q5, meanwhile, runs on a 2.0L TFSI®4-cylinder that pairs with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

When you're gearing up for a road trip, you'll appreciate the EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG that the VW Tiguan and Q5 both achieve, helping you spend less time at the pump and more on the road ahead.1

The VW Tiguan transmission is fine-tuned to improve efficiency and performance. You can shift manually in Tiptronic®mode, and there's even a Sport mode that provides a sportier feel and smooth acceleration by keeping the transmission in gear longer. The Q5 transmission lacks a Sport mode for extra thrills on the road. 

Cargo Space & Storage 

A crossover SUV wouldn't live up to its name without practical and versatile cargo space. The VW Tiguan more than passes muster with up to 65.7 cubic feet in the three-row model and 73.5 cubic in the two-row model, with all rear seating folded. You'll have space for everything from outdoor gear to some furniture. 

The Audi Q5 is a bit more limited in terms of cargo space. It has 60.4 cubic feet available for all your things when the rear seats are folded. You can still store plenty in a space that size, but it falls short of what the VW Tiguan offers. 

For ease of loading, you'll like that both vehicles offer an available hands-free power liftgate. When your hands are full of items you need to load into the cargo bay, just kick your foot under the rear bumper. The liftgate will rise automatically for your convenience! 

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Audi Q5: Choose Your Crossover SUV

Which compact SUV is ideal for you? Now that you've read our car comparison, you might have a clearer idea what the answer is. For sure, a Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Audi Q5 matchup is tough to judge, as each of these crossovers has impressive traits. 

However, in the end, we think drivers near Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island will like the VW Tiguan for its cargo space, seating versatility, and sporty transmission. If you think you might agree, schedule your test drive here at Hilton Head Volkswagen!



122 city/27 highway mpg (2018 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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