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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Invoice Comparison

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim has a has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $33,795. The features would cost an additional $905. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $35,550.

The Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim has a has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $34,445. The features would cost an additional $2,740. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $38,050.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is $35,550 for 2.0XT Touring. . The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Tiguan trims is $36,540 for SEL. . Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $2,500

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $3,399

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim has a has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $33,795. The features would cost an additional $905. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $35,550.

The Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim has a has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.The base sticker price of this trim is $34,445. The features would cost an additional $2,740. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $38,050.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is $35,550 for 2.0XT Touring. . The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Tiguan trims is $36,540 for SEL. . Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162016
ModelForesterTiguan
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 129  
All-weather floor mats 46 185
Class II trailer hitch 475 456
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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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 990
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 1,952
Model Year20162016
ModelForesterTiguan
Trim2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4200hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
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 Features0-1,510
Feature-Adjusted Total Price35,55036,540
Total Invoice33,06936,468
Adjustments for Features0-1,447
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice33,06935,021

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162016
ModelForesterTiguan
Trim2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
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 
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights $75
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 
Powertrain 
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$5,470$6,980
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,510
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,447

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162016
ModelForesterTiguan
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,
Minimum
34.4 ft323.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft356.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

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

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