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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
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: $2,921
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,869
Model Year201820182018
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL Premium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4250hp H4184hp I4
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 Features0-300-380
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,774$38,474$38,695
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$33,056$35,844$37,288
Adjustments for Features0-277-363
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,056$35,567$36,925
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,511$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year201820182018
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL Premium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1300
FWD  $0
Adaptive cruise control$600$600 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $850
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
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear  $100
Hill descent control$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$75$75 
Lane sway warning$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front  $150
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$0$0 
Rearview camera$200$200 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Terrain selector$200$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100 
Trailer sway control  $25
Wide-view front camera  $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40
Cargo tray$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)  $125
Climate Control 
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents  $100
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Engine / Motor 
Automatic start / stop  $150
Panoramic sunroof  $1200
Sunroof, large$1100$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings  $75
Android Auto support  $100
Apple CarPlay support  $100
Mirrorlink support  $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0 
SD Card slot  $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights  $50
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display  $250
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25
Power-folding mirrors  $50
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 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100 
Total Value of Features$5,600$5,900$5,980
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$300$380
Value of Feature Adjustments0-277-363

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20182018
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,
34.4 ft312.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
34.433.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
74.7 ft365.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium

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 (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

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