2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Subaru Forester

VW Tiguan and Subaru Forester in comparison image

Compact and mid-size SUVs have made a serious resurgence in the automotive market thanks to the brilliant performance and versatility that they offer. At the forefront of this is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Subaru Forester, models that are as rugged as they are advanced. That may sound hard to believe, but both of these vehicles offer class-leading innovation as well as the tools needed to keep you controlled on every stretch of road (or lack thereof) you’re tackling. So which one is best for you?

Garnet VW is here to help you answer that question, as we’ve put some research together on the Tiguan and Forester models to see how they stack up head-to-head. Join us below and check out our findings – you might just wind up with a new SUV you’ll want to take home!

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 


2020 Subaru Forester 

$24,295  Starting Price  $24,495 
2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged Inline 4 engine / 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque   Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  2.5-liter Inline 4 / 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque 
Up to Seven Passengers / 73.5 cubic feet of cargo space with seat area included  Maximum Interior Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume  Five Passengers / 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space with seat area included 
Up to 22 miles per gallon city / 29 miles per gallon highway  City and Highway Fuel Economy  26 miles per gallon city / 33 miles per gallon highway 

Test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan at Garnet VW in West Chester PA

Though there’s no denying the 2020 Subaru Forester’s viability in the automotive industry, especially due to its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and stellar fuel economy, the 2019 VW Tiguan is able to help you keep better control over the pavement, always having your safety as a top priority. Its 8-speed automatic transmission (complete with Sport mode) is one of the smoothest in the business, and 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive comes with four selectable drive options depending on the terrain you’re heading for. All the while, you can trust in the below driver assistance technologies to keep you moving forward with peace of mind:

  • Front Assist
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Overhead View Camera (Area View)
  • Many more!

Don’t hesitate to contact Garnet VW today if you’re looking to schedule a test drive – we're happy to help you get behind the wheel so you can experience the Tiguan firsthand!