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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has 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). The Volkswagen Tiguan is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Tiguan is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. The Volkswagen Tiguan is slightly shorter than the Subaru Forester, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volkswagen Tiguan transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Volkswagen Tiguan is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. The Volkswagen Tiguan has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Subaru Forester. The Volkswagen Tiguan has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

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

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2014 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*: $23,305 - $38,835

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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City MPG: 18 - 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,373 - $37,282 $20,995 - $30,927

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