2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Forester

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Subaru Forester

The compact SUV segment has been bursting at the seams in recent years with new models and high demand from customers looking for versatile and stylish family haulers. There are tons of great options to be found depending on what you are looking for. Take the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Forester for example, both are great options but are made for different drivers.

The 2018 Subaru Forester really shines off the road. Its high ride height and sporty interior is most at home on a weekend adventure in the woods. The 2018 Tiguan in comparison was built to focus on comfort and amenities so drivers and passengers could enjoy the road during daily commutes and errand running. 

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Subaru Forester

$25,195* Starting MSRP $22,795
22/27** Fuel Economy 22/28
184 Base Horsepower 170
7 Max Seating Capacity 5

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Offers Optional Third Row

While the 2018 VW Tiguan received numerous updates for the new model year, the most significant is the addition of an optional third-row seat. To help accommodate the additional third row, the 2018 Tiguan grew in length by about 10 total inches adding more interior space than ever before to hold more passengers and additional cargo. With the third-row seats installed, the 2018 Tiguan has a max passenger capacity of seven. Keep in mind that if you do not choose to add a third row than the max passenger capacity will be five.

*Starting MSRP of $25,195 for a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S with 8-speed automatic transmission. Price excludes transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
** 22 city/27 highway mpg (2018 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.