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2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Tiguan than in the Subaru Forester, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Forester will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Subaru Forester and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Forester is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Tiguan, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Forester takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Forester has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Subaru Forester will do just as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Subaru Forester has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Subaru Forester has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru Forester has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Forester is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2018 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,795 - $36,090

2018 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $25,195 - $37,550
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City MPG: 22 - 26 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 27 - 32 N/A
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Invoice*: $21,547 - $33,675 $24,188 - $36,048

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.