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2022 Subaru Forester vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2022 Subaru Forester

2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen
Tiguan

MSRP*: $26,490 to $37,320
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 33 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 69.1 - 74.2 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
Engine
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.7 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 71.5 - 72.2 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in
Front 38.2 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.1 in

*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.

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
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.

Dimensions
The Subaru Forester is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Tiguan, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Forester takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Subaru Forester and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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 less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.