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2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Subaru
Forester

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$24,795 to $34,895
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $23,375 to $32,541 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 26 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 33 27 - 29
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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. The Subaru Forester carries a much lower Destination Charge 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.

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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Subaru Forester and 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 a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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