2024 Subaru Outback vs. 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2024 Subaru Outback

2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $28,895 to $42,795
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan

2024 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $28,880 to $38,880
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MPG - City 21 - 26 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 75.6 ft3 65.3 - 73.4 ft3
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 - 260 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 2,700 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 191.3 - 191.9 in 186.1 in
Exterior Width 74.2 - 74.6 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 39.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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

The Subaru Outback offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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.

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.

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.

Since the Subaru Outback is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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.

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

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.

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Tiguan. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Outback as you will in the Volkswagen Tiguan.