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2019 Subaru Forester
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
Forester 2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
Forester 2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
Forester 2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
Forester 2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 27 $25,195 $26,245
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 22 29 $23,947 $24,945
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 20 27 $27,259 $28,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 22 29 $26,011 $27,095
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 20 27 $30,331 $31,595
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 22 29 $29,083 $30,295
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 27 $32,203 $33,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 22 29 $30,955 $32,245
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 27 $37,243 $38,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,915
$25,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$26,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is a well-rounded crossover SUV, just don’t expect to use its third row for anyone bigger than the family dog.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.9 101.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 40.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.1 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.1 73.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.1 37.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3449 3847
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 184 @ 4400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.33
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA VJ
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.81
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.75 5.59
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 360
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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2019 Subaru Forester
  • 2020 Forester arriving; 2019s still widely available
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease a 2019 from $257 for 36 months
  • Get 2.9% APR for 48 months on either model year
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 2020 Tiguan has new standard features
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Lease: From $299 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
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