Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Subaru Forester
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,375 $24,795
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,337 $31,395
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $26,120 $27,795
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,541 $34,895
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 22 29 N/A $27,495
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 30 N/A $25,995
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 22 29 N/A $30,995
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 30 N/A $29,495
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 28 N/A $33,795
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 30 N/A $32,295
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4MOTION 21 28 N/A $36,595
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Invoice Price
$23,375
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,795
$27,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs. A tech infusion upgrades the 2022 Tiguan, while maintaining the compact crossover’s spacious cabin.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 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
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 Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.1 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.3 -
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)
74.3 73.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.7 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.8
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)
11.6 13.4
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)
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 3825
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 184 @ 4360
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.33
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
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 7.1
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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2021 Subaru Forester
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  • Rebates: No factory rebate; dealer discounting possible
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR
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