Mazda CX-5 or VW Tiguan?
Don't know which to choose from, I like both of them because they are good crossovers
with premium features. VW Tiguan 2015 R-line or Mazda CX-5 grand touring 2016?
Personally I like the Mazda, it seems to have more room and the parts and labor are cheaper than the VW, it also looks like there are more aftermarket parts becoming avaliable day by day, no so with the VW yet.
VW is a better vehicle and will last for many years. German cars are built stronger and last longer. The Mazda is a nice vehicle but is cheaply built and plastic. The parts and labor for a VW are not going to break the bank. Be sure to find a solid mechanic that will take care of you and be sure to perform regular maintenance checks.
Mazda CX-5 Here the road test video of both: http://www.videobash.com/video_show/jeremy-clarkson-and-james-may-test-the-volkswagen-tiguan-and-mazda-cx-5-2519491
Mazda would be my pick. German vehicles are generally more expensive to repair and maintain. The Mazda should be more reliable.
Mazda CX-5 is by far the better vehicle when it comes to operating costs and reliability. You should check Consumer Reports and see that they recommend the Mazda CX-5 but not the VW Tiguan.