2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Subaru Forester Comparison | Stamford CT

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Forester
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2018 Subaru Forester
HORSEPOWER
  184 hp 170 hp
TORQUE
  221 FT-LB 174 FT-LB
BASE TRANSMISSION
  8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 6-Speed Manual

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Forester

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Compact SUVs are an increasingly popular, for good reason. Any compact SUV worth buying should be capable of transporting a family of people comfortably, hauling cargo, rolling smoothly over the highway and competently handling rough terrain with poise. The modern compact SUV is supposed to do anything and everything. Unfortunately, all of that utility often leaves very little room for fun. Many manufacturers deviate towards the mean, trying to match rivals without bettering them, creating an entire market of cookie-cutter vehicles that look, sound, drive and feel the same.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a bright spot in this otherwise dreary segment of the car market. The newly redesigned Tiguan has a refreshed look, updated technology, a class leading warranty and it offers third row seating, a rare advantage in a competitive field. To get a better sense of just how much different the Tiguan is than its competition, consider the Tiguan in comparison to the highly popular Subaru Forester. The Forester is a great example of a useful, but ultimately dull, SUV. Here are a few things to keep in mind when comparing the two vehicles.

Style

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has been fully redesigned. The new 2018 model reflects the subtle change in direction Volkswagen is taking with their cars, adding some panache to their typically subtle German aesthetics. The Tiguan maintains its sleek lines and understated aesthetics, however, offering a classy, understated look that will turn heads. The subtle but strong looks are also found on the interior, where Volkswagen has managed to offer all of the amenities with a simple, uncluttered control center and tech. The 2018 Forester, on the other hand, is notably useful, but often panned for being boxy and dull in the looks department.

Comfort

While nobody would criticize the Forrester's fantastic utility, quite a few people have complained about its interior comfort and ride quality. There are no such complaints with the Volkswagen Tiguan. Upholstered either in a modern mesh cloth, leatherette or leather, the seats are designed specifically to offer maximum support to both the drivers and passengers. The comfort is increased by the simple cabin controls and easily accessible tech. In terms of ride quality, Volkswagen's engineers crafted a smooth ride, as well. VWs, like all German engineered vehicles, are designed to perform well at extremely high speeds on the Autobahn.

Value

The comfort and style are nice, of course, but how about saving some of your hard earned money? The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan isn't just competitively priced at a well equipped trim, it comes with the class leading bumper to bumper warranty. The Tiguan's 6-year, 72,000 mile warranty smashes it's competition, including the Foresters 3 year and 36,000 mile warranty. While the warranty is nice, it is important to remember that the Tiguan offers exceptional value besides the warranty. A fully equipped Tiguan competes with any luxury SUV on the market, typically at a lower price; a fully equipped Tiguan is roughly the same price as a fully equipped Forester, but with far more features, options and technology. The Tiguan will give you more bang for your buck and it will be a lot more fun while doing it.


If you're looking for a compact SUV that can do it all without putting you to sleep behind the wheel, you know exactly what to do. Your local Volkswagen dealership is ready to give you any information you might need to make an informed decision, and the fantastic 2018 Tiguan is already on the lot for you to test drive. Call your local dealership to set up a test drive today!

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