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Compare 2014 Subaru Forester vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
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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 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 Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
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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
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.1 -
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3296 3397
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
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 Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 21
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) 0.70 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 7.7 (Est) 8.7 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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