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2016 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Forester offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable 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
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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
The Subaru Forester is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Forester, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Forester doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. The Subaru Forester has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Forester and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Subaru Forester has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The Subaru Forester comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2016 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,395 - $33,795

2017 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $36,475
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.84% As low as 4.85%
City MPG: 22 - 24 20
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,179 - $31,569 $23,995 - $35,017

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.