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For this 2014 Subaru Forester vs. 2014 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 2.5i Limited's price is $6,894 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 2.5i Limited, the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line includes additional features worth $2205. 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 $2205 adjustment for the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line's additional features, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited is $6,894 less than the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited.

Invoice Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

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.

Lowest Total Price: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
Difference: 9,099
Lowest Total Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
Difference: 9,623
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Model Year201420142014
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i TouringR-Line
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 27,995 29,995 36,535
Base Invoice 26,222 28,051 35,073
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 198 198  
Navigation system 1,100    
Class II trailer hitch 622 622 520
Door sill trim plates 36 36  
AWD     1,955
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     0
Navigation system     0
Class II trailer hitch     447
Door sill trim plates     0
AWD     1,877
Options (show) (change) 1,956 856 2,475
Options (show) (change) 1,592 617 2,324
Destination 825 825 865
Total Price 30,776 31,676 39,875
Total Invoice 28,639 29,493 38,262

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 6,894
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 7,507
Model Year201420142014
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i TouringR-Line
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4170hp H4200hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)24/32 MPG24/32 MPG20/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 6440, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-17225/60-17255/40-19
Total Price30,77631,67639,875
Adjustments for Features0-400-2,205
Feature-Adjusted Total Price30,77631,27637,670
Cost Above Minimum05000
Total Invoice28,63929,49338,262
Adjustments for Features0-372-2,116
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice28,63929,12136,146
Cost Above Minimum04820

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Subaru Forester

Price of the Subaru Forester: Pros
20114dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I find the overall value exceptional compared to other makes given all that is offered with the vehicle.
20094dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
We bought a well equipped Forester X premium for 21,500, plus got discount financing from Subaru
20094dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Price very good for AWD.
20074dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Incentive financing and rebates
20024dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Got it used with only 40000 miles on it for a song at a local dealer. Nice, clean vehicle.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Price of the the Volkswagen Tiguan

Price of the Volkswagen Tiguan: Pros
20114dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
VW Credit gave me incredible financing even though I had a foreclosure and a bankruptcy the previous year.
Price of the Volkswagen Tiguan: Cons
20134dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
That speaks for itself. My wife saw an ad for the Mercedes CUV, at a better price. "We bought a VW for more than a Mercedes-Benz?" she asked sardonicaly. "Yes, but it doesn't have the VW's goodies." The Tiguan's frills quickly feel like necessities. You NEED the micro-adjustments and seat-cushion tilt of the power seats. My teen driver needs the backup camera. The sunroof is a marvel. And aren't those the best headlights ever, bending 15% so I can pretend to schase them around curves? On a dark road, the left-side high beam rises high as the left, spotlighting that roadside deer you wouldn't see with a fixed high beam.

A base Tiguan, in the low $20Ks, probably makes more sense than a Golf. You get a better engine and more interior space, even wothout the options.
20094dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Without large discounts, this vehicle is pricey.

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year201420142014
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i TouringR-Line
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100
Power liftgate$350$350 
Proximity key  $250
Remote app  $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Hill descent control$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100 
Rollover sensor$50$50 
Trailer sway control  $25
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50
Cargo tray$40$40 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)  $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100$100 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125
HD radio$50$50 
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
iPod integration  $100
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents  $100
SD Card slot  $25
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $350
Traffic + travel information$25$25 
USB port$100$100 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100 
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Bodyside cladding  $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Larger rear spoiler  $200
Panoramic sunroof  $1200
Rear spoiler$200$200 
Sunroof, large$1100$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings  $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Automatic headlights  $125
Automatic-off headlights$25$25 
Cornering lights  $25
Illuminated visor mirror, driver  $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger  $50
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Steering-linked headlights  $150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25
Visor mirror, driver$10$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10$10 
Xenon HID headlights  $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
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$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat  $100
Power release, second row seats $250 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$5,910$6,310$8,115
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$400$2,205
Value of Feature Adjustments0-372-2,116

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20142014
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in102.5 in
Length180.9 in174.5 in
Width70.7 in71.2 in
Height66.4 in65.6 in
Curb Weight3,366 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
2.5i Limited

Navigation system
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100No
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100No
Total Requested80074%
Total Not Requested27526%


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