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2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru
Outback

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New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$26,645 to $39,695
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$24,945 to $38,795
Invoice* $25,049 to $37,011 $23,947 to $37,243
MPG - City 23 - 26 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 27 - 29
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Subaru Outback 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 Outback, 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). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive 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 Outback and the Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Outback 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 Outback, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Subaru Outback has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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