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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: $35,774

Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring   
Difference: $3,301

Lowest Total Invoice: $33,056

Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring   
Difference: $4,232

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterForesterTiguan
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL Premium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $33,090 $36,090 $36,250
Base Invoice $30,887 $33,675 $34,801
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245 245  
Cargo net 68 68 100
All-weather floor mats 81 81 235
Universal garage door opener 120 120 325
Roof rack crossbars 181 181 365
Class II trailer hitch 619 619 700
Remote start 455 455  
Cargo cover     200
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158 158  
Cargo net 44 44 80
All-weather floor mats 52 52 185
Universal garage door opener 78 78 270
Roof rack crossbars 117 117 300
Class II trailer hitch 464 464 600
Remote start 341 341  
Cargo cover     152
Options (change) 1,769 1,769 1,925
Options (change) 1,254 1,254 1,587
Destination 915 915 900
Total Price $35,774 $38,774 $39,075
Total Invoice $33,056 $35,844 $37,288

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,971
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,917
Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterForesterTiguan
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL Premium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4250hp H4184hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVT-8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8480, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-18235/50-19
Total Price$35,774$38,774$39,075
Adjustments for Features0-300-330
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,774$38,474$38,745
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$33,056$35,844$37,288
Adjustments for Features0-277-315
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,056$35,567$36,973
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,511$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterForesterTiguan
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL Premium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1300
AWD$1700$1700 
FWD  $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000
Hands-free trunk or liftgate  $100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25 
PIN Code Access$10$10 
Remote app  $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras  $500
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200 
Blind spot collision prevention  $150
Hill descent control$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100 
Lane sway warning$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention  $100
Rearview camera$200$200 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100 
Trailer sway control  $25
Wide-view front camera  $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40
Cargo tray$40$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 map updates, three years$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents  $100
SD Card slot  $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof  $1200
Sunroof, large$1100$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings  $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights  $50
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display  $250
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Power release, second row seats$50$50 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector  $200
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Terrain selector$200$200 
Total Value of Features$5,850$6,150$6,180
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$300$330
Value of Feature Adjustments0-277-315

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20182018
ModelForesterTiguan
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in109.8 in
Length180.9 in185.1 in
Width70.7 in72.4 in
Height66.4 in66.3 in
Curb Weight3,323 lb.3,778 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.15.3 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in40.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in55.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in36.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in33.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in47.8 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in27.9 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft312.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
34.433.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft365.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

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