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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $36,075

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $135

Lowest Total Invoice: $33,553

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $1,089

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Model Year201720172017
ModelForesterTiguanTiguan
Trim2.0XT TouringSportSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,295 $32,605 $34,500
Base Invoice $32,028 $31,239 $33,120
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199    
All-weather floor mats 72 235 235
Class II trailer hitch 634 530 530
AWD   1,975 1,975
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129    
All-weather floor mats 46 185 185
Class II trailer hitch 475 456 456
AWD   1,897 1,897
Options (change) 905 2,740 2,740
Options (change) 650 2,538 2,538
Destination 875 865 865
Total Price $36,075 $36,210 $38,105
Total Invoice $33,553 $34,642 $36,523

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 base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $905. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,075.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport trim is $32,605. The features would cost an additional $2,740. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $36,210.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim is $34,500. The features would cost an additional $2,740. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $38,105.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

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 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Tiguan trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport 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.

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 invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $650. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,553.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport trim is $31,239. The features would cost an additional $2,538. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $34,642.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim is $33,120. The features would cost an additional $2,538. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $36,523.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

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 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Tiguan trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport 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.

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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: $305
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,244
Model Year201720172017
ModelForesterTiguanTiguan
Trim2.0XT TouringSportSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4200hp I4200hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG20/24 MPG20/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8?, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18235/50-18255/40-19
Total Price$36,075$36,210$38,105
Adjustments for Features-270-1000
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,805$36,110$38,105
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,995
Total Invoice$33,553$34,642$36,523
Adjustments for Features-251-960
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,302$34,546$36,523
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,977

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year201720172017
ModelForesterTiguanTiguan
Trim2.0XT TouringSportSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100  
PIN Code Access$10  
Power liftgate$350  
Remote app $25$25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot warning system$200  
Hill descent control$250  
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Rear cross-traffic detection$100  
Rollover sensor$50  
Trailer sway control $25$25
Vehicle health reports$0  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50$50
Cargo mat $40$40
Cargo tray$40  
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $0$0
Apple CarPlay support $0$0
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15$15
Mirrorlink support $0$0
Navigation system $600$600
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175
Rear air vents $100$100
SD Card slot $25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0  
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75  
Voice control for nav and audio $100$100
Wiper de-icer$25  
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 $250
Panoramic sunroof $1200$1200
Sunroof, large$1100  
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200  
Cornering lights $75$75
Interior ambient lighting$150  
LED headlights$1000  
Power-folding mirrors $50$50
Xenon HID headlights $500$500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150$150
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power recliner, passenger seat $100$100
Power release, second row seats$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Terrain selector$200  
Total Value of Features$7,300$7,130$7,030
Value of Feature Adjustments$270$100$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-251-960

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20172017
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 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 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 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 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 Sport

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

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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