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Price Comparison (MSRP): Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Invoice Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 2,500

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 3,399
Model Year20162016
Trim2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 33,795 34,445
Base Invoice 31,569 33,067
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
All-weather floor mats 72 235
Class II trailer hitch 634 530
AWD   1,975
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   0
All-weather floor mats   185
Class II trailer hitch   456
AWD   1,895
Options (show) (change) 905 2,740
Options (show) (change) 650 2,536
Destination 850 865
Total Price 35,550 38,050
Total Invoice 33,069 36,468

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For this 2016 Subaru Forester vs. 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Forester vs. Tiguan Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Forester and Tiguan will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring's price is $940 lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Forester vs. Tiguan Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring, the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL includes additional features worth $1560. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $1560 adjustment for the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL's additional features, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring is $940 less than the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 940
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 1,904
Model Year20162016
Trim2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4200hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/28 MPG20/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers440, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18255/40-19
Total Price35,55038,050
Adjustments for Features0-1,560
Feature-Adjusted Total Price35,55036,490
Total Invoice33,06936,468
Adjustments for Features0-1,495
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice33,06934,973

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162016
Trim2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
PIN Code Access$10 
Power liftgate$350 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Rollover sensor$50 
Trailer sway control $25
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Cargo mat $40
Cargo tray$40 
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $0
Apple CarPlay support $0
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
Navigation system $600
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
Satellite radio $200
SD Card slot $25
SMS text-to-speech reader $50
Traffic + travel information $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for nav and audio $100
Wiper de-icer$25 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Automatic headlights $125
Automatic-off headlights$25 
Cornering lights $25
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked headlights $150
Visor mirror, driver$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Total Value of Features$5,495$7,055
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,560
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,495

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162016
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in102.5 in
Length180.9 in174.5 in
Width70.7 in71.2 in
Height66.4 in65.6 in
Curb Weight3,624 lb.3,591 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.16.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in56.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in40.1 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in35.8 in
Cargo Volume,
34.4 ft323.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
74.7 ft356.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

All-weather floor mats
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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