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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

Chart is based on 552 fuel economy reports for the Subaru Forester and 122 fuel economy reports for the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Subaru Forester MPG

Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2017 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2016 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2015 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2015 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2014 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2014 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2014 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2013.5 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2013 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2013 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2011 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2011 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2011 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2010 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2010 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2010 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2009 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2009 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2009 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2009 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2008 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2008 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2007 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2007 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2007 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2007 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2006 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2006 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2006 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2006 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2005 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2005 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2005 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2004 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2004 21.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2004 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2004 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2003 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2003 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2002 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2002 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2001 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2001 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent Subaru Forester Subaru Forester 2000 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
mtns light none 0 5 0 95 100 25.7  
2016 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 10 11 79 60 28.9  
2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 4 4 19 73 118 24.6  
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
flat light light 3 7 9 81 80 30.7  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 40 40 10 65 27.2  
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
flat light hvy 30 20 40 10 70 24.0  
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 0 5 18 77 62 28.8  
2013.5 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
flat light hvy 5 5 80 10 100 28.0  
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 2 4 28 65 71 25.6  
2013 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 10 42 49 70 25.8  
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
mtns light none 0 5 45 50 60 24.5  
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 15 15 69 71 24.9  
2011 4dr SUV 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 50 30 10 10 100 26.1  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 18 18 35 29 65 20.3  
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med none 2 18 40 42 60 24.2  
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 6 23 26 44 62 24.5  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 14 14 0 71 142 16.8  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 35 20 31 71 20.4  
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 10 23 26 41 80 24.2  
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 8 14 34 44 69 24.1  
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 0 10 70 20 55 24.9  
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 29 4 1 66 68 27.1  
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 10 0 15 75 75 20.4  
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 25 75 68 22.4  
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 1 36 33 30 85 25.2  
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 33 18 45 73 26.2  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 11 10 22 58 116 21.9  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 15 0 20 65 110 25.3  
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 50 50 69 25.5  
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 6 28 21 45 68 23.7  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 21.0  
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat lead light 5 20 33 43 81 25.6  
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 4 12 46 38 74 24.0  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat med light 9 8 8 76 73 22.2  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 26 18 50 79 21.6  
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light light 2 12 21 66 69 27.3  
2004 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 9 33 23 36 60 23.7  
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills med light 9 10 28 53 68 25.3  
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 10 20 28 42 67 21.9  
2002 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
hills light none 2 15 65 18 64 25.9  
2002 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 31 19 45 59 22.9  
2001 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 2 10 22 67 68 27.3  
2001 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med hvy 4 3 82 11 59 19.4  
2000 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 20 0 70 60 21.0  

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Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2014 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2014 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 99 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2014 48.5 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2013 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2013 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2012 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2011 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2011 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2011 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2008.5 36.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Tiguan 2008.5 33.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 25 10 65 70 24.8  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 1 99 75 23.5  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 100 48.5  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 70 19.2  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 4 21 15 60 90 23.2  
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 50 20 20 65 18.0  
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat v.lt light 5 15 55 25 55 30.8  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 5 35 60 65 24.1  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 14 20 19 47 101 23.1  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 20 60 15 65 23.4  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 0 20 50 60 23.8  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 12 12 19 57 99 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 31 24 45 70 25.6  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 52 15 27 66 20.3  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 28 20 40 75 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 80 10 5 5 120 17.4  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 37 23 27 13 107 27.6  
2008.5 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 10 35 50 60 36.6  
2008.5 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 0 100 0 0 33.7  

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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Subaru's latest engines when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) earn much better EPA numbers than their ancestors. The 2013 Forester rated only 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. The 2014 checks in at 24/32, about as good as you'll find in a compact crossover with all-wheel-drive. The CR-V manages 22/30, the RAV-4 22/29. Only the Mazda CX-5 comes close, 25/31 or 24/30, depending on engine size (you want the larger one with the slightly lower EPA numbers). In suburban driving I observed trip computer averages of 23 to 27 once the engine was warmed up. But 15 for the first couple of miles--it was cold and snowy the week I had the car. (This big difference when the engine is warming up is typical, but something many people don't realize when comparing their winter averages with the EPA ratings.) Summer fuel economy should be better. see full Subaru Forester review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
I drive mainly around town and average 26 overall. On a highway drive, I get around 33. My previous vehicle was a 2009 Escape V6 AWD, this is a definite improvement on fuel economy. I could rarely get 30 on the highway. Typically around 27. see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
The suggested/promised MPG is pretty high and, while I haven't hit those numbers on average, I can say that I'm getting better mileage than I was getting in a smaller, non-AWD, non-SUV "sporty" car with a smaller engine. The built-in value of the vehicle is top notch... For the price, I got more equipment than I would have gotten on much of the competition...! A truly great value for the bucks....! see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Gas mileage is excellent for a full-time AWD car. I averaged 27 in mixe driving. see full Subaru Forester review
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I've been getting higher than expected fuel economy - around 28MPG, mostly highway see full Subaru Forester review
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
fuel milage around town is averaging 24 miles to the gallon, but it is still new and not being loaded. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I am averaging 25 mpg in a mix of in-town and highway driving see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
better than most comparable rigs hi-way mileage even around town see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am getting 27.5 mpg with 60% town driving, the rest in hilly country. Very impressed, and the car is not even broken in yet. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Saves over 40% compared to last SUV see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Good fuel economy for a relatively large vehicle see full Subaru Forester review
Subaru Forester Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Fuel economy isn't as great as I'd hoped, but better than the previous vehicle I had - which was smaller, lighter and got worse mileage. see full Subaru Forester review
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Mileage is sub par. This Forester replaced a 2007 Ford Fusion all wheel drive. Same driving style, same route, same traffic- 2 mpg less than the V6 Fusion. see full Subaru Forester review
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Handling is so pleasant that sporty driving is quite fule consuming see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Only 20 mpg or so has been best fuel economy to date. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Fuel consumption in 63000Km: -city: on the average(rush hours and non rush hours) around 15l/100Km -highway: around 9-10l/100Km at 130Km/h, 18-20l/100Km at 200-210 Km/h - other paved roads including mountain paved roads: around 11-12l/100Km - off-road: 14-16l/100Km see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Fuel economy not as good as the CR-V, though the more powerful engine was the reason. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Some people look at the XT's ratings and think 19-24 is horrible AND you have to buy premium gas! Not me. Don't mind it one bit. Do the math: $3 extra over regular unleaded at the pump every fill-up, 4 times a month (although I fill up less), that's $12/month. Multiply by 12 months and you're looking at $144/year! That's nothing to pay for the fun added to your driving experience! Some people pay more than that for one nice dinner out! see full Subaru Forester review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Takes a lot of fuel and also require Super. Youve got to pay to play. see full Subaru Forester review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is hit or miss. I've seen anywhere from 14-20 in the city with no discernable difference in driving habits. On the highway I've seen anywhere from 19-26. Once again, with no discernable difference in driving style, speed, or weather. There is just no predictability. see full Subaru Forester review
2003 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
21mpg is about all you can expect. AWD is partially to blame, as is the relatively inefficient boxer engine. see full Subaru Forester review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Swapped the paper filter for a K&N filter, kept the original air box. Get over 24mpg city, close to 30 on the freeway w/ moderate hills. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For a small crossover/suv its pretty good. Went on a 400 mile round trip to the mountains (5,500ft elevation) for the weekend and back (2,00ft elevation) and averaged 26mpg. Day to day driving I get about 25.5mpg without trying to be conservative. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
40+ mpg constantly. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
Volkswagen Tiguan Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Our Tiguan ranges from 20-30 mpg, between city and highway cruising. It's consistently about 5 mpg thirstier than the GTI. Blame the extra weight, but there's less than 400 lbs of that, IIRC. Or blame the AWD, but it's part-time only. I blame the large aero cross-section; it stands about a foot taller than a Golf. If VW would offer a TDI in the Tiguan, they'd sell as many as they could spare to the US market. I'd be standing in line. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Its OK, but could be better. I see 21-22 suburban, as much as 28 on long highway trips. Premium fuel is the bigger drawback. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Less than I had hoped for at around 25mpg average. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Bring the tdi diesel to the US and problem solved. see full Volkswagen Tiguan review