Compare 2014 Subaru Forester vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,232
$35,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,995
$36,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$615 / 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
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 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 Volume (ft³)
103.3 95.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.5 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.5 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)
31.5 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.9 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3624 3404
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 0.97 3.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.45
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.35 3.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.55
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.8 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 280
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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