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2010 Mazda CX-7 2010 Subaru Forester 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
     
FWD 4dr i SV
  • FWD 4dr i SV
  • FWD 4dr i Sport
  • FWD 4dr s Touring
  • AWD 4dr s Touring
  • FWD 4dr s Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr s Grand Touring
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5X Limited PZEV
  • 2.5XT with Premium Package
  • 2.5XT Limited
FWD 4dr Man S
  • FWD 4dr Man S
  • FWD 4dr Auto S
  • FWD 4dr SE *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr SE w/Leather *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr SE *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr SE w/Leather *Ltd Avail*
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • AWD 4dr SEL

Prices

MSRP $21,700 $20,295 $23,200
Invoice $20,665 $19,214 $21,455
Avg. Paid $12,588 $15,263 $11,767

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.4 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.5 9.0
Performance 8.6 8.4 8.6
Interior 7.8 8.0 8.7
Operating Cost 7.6 7.8 7.7
Safety 9.2 9.4 9.4
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Peppy turbocharged engine
  • Generous cargo space
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Easy to drive
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Very nice interior for the class
  • Agile handling
  • Comfortable seats
  • Excellent safety ratings
Cons
  • Weak base engine
  • Cramped back seats and cargo area
  • Below-average safety ratings in its class
  • Interior lack refinement of some competitors
  • Low reliability score
  • Small cargo area

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/151 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 103 102.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.3 179.5 174.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 70.1 71.2
Height, Overall (in) 64.8 65.9 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3250 3433

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.7 107.6 95.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 41.6 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.1 40.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 56.1 56.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 52.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.4 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.0 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.6 54.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 58.6 68.3 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.9 33.5 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 3500 170 @ 4400 207 @ 1700-5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 34.4 39.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.9 16.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson-type McPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double wishbone Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard