2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Outback

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

With the addition of about 10 extra inches of overall length added to the Volkswagen Tiguan for the 2018 model year, the VW crossover has drawn eyes from crossover shoppers that may have looked elsewhere in the past. Now, it's extremely competitive with other fan-favorite crossover models like the 2018 Subaru Outback.

To aid in our customer's online crossover research, we have put together some comparison specs of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Subaru Outback below.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Subaru Outback

$24,595 Starting MSRP $25,895
184 Base Horsepower 175
7 Max Seating Capacity 5
Yes Standard Apple CarPlay Yes

Seating Capacity and Cargo Space Specs

As you can see from the above specs, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has an ace up its sleeve with a brand-new third-row seat that comes standard on some trim levels and is available as an add-on on others. Car shoppers with larger families or who drivers who regularly haul an extra few kids during carpool duties will really appreciate the extra set of seats. When the seats are not in use, they easily fold flat to reveal a generous cargo space that can be utilized for sports equipment, a full load of groceries, or anything else you may need to bring with you.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan models equipped with two rows of seats will have a max cargo capacity of 73.5 cubic feet with the second-row folded flat which is slightly larger than the 73.3 cubic feet you will find behind the front seats in the 2018 Subaru Outback. Three-row 2018 Tiguan models will offer a little less overall cargo space, but not by much.

Overall, car shoppers will notice that the 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2018 Subaru Outback offer similar tech packages, engine options, and road handling. But the handy third-row seat and smaller starting MSRP on the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, in our opinion, makes it a better buy.

Find 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan inventory available in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Schworer Volkswagen dealership. Schedule a test drive online today.