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

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Invoice Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 5,817

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 6,579
Model Year20162015
Trim2.0XT TouringR-Line
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 33,795 37,650
Base Invoice 31,569 36,145
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
All-weather floor mats 72 235
Class II trailer hitch 634 700
Door sill trim plates 38  
AWD   1,955
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   0
All-weather floor mats   185
Class II trailer hitch   600
Door sill trim plates   0
AWD   1,877
Options (show) (change) 943 2,890
Options (show) (change) 674 2,662
Destination 850 865
Total Price 35,588 41,405
Total Invoice 33,093 39,672

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For this 2016 Subaru Forester vs. 2015 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 $4,132 lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line'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 R-Line includes additional features worth $1685. 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 $1685 adjustment for the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line's additional features, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring is $4,132 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: 4,132
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 4,965
Model Year20162015
Trim2.0XT TouringR-Line
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 Price35,58841,405
Adjustments for Features0-1,685
Feature-Adjusted Total Price35,58839,720
Total Invoice33,09339,672
Adjustments for Features0-1,614
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice33,09338,058

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162015
Trim2.0XT TouringR-Line
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 (7 wire) $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100 
HD radio$50 
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
iPod integration $100
Navigation system $600
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
Satellite radio $200
SD Card slot $25
USB port$100 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wiper de-icer$25 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Larger rear spoiler $200
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Rear spoiler$200 
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
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked headlights $150
Visor mirror, driver$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Memory system, driver seat $200
Metal pedals $75
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$5,945$7,630
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,685
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,614

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162015
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 R-Line

All-weather floor mats
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Class II trailer hitch
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)25No
Total Requested20089%
Total Not Requested2511%

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