Compare 2014 Subaru Forester vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,811
$22,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$23,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics. The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55
Front Leg Room (in)
43 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 95.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 102.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 174.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.4 23.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.4 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.7 56.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3397
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.89
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.6 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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