2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Subaru Forester

The crossover SUV segment is a crowded one. It seems like every auto manufacturer has multiple different SUVs for sale. With the popularity of the crossover SUV on the American market, it makes sense. People want the utility and capability of an SUV with the safety and efficiency of a traditional sedan. Crossovers fill those parameters rather handily.

Which crossover should you pick? Today we’ll examine two popular crossover SUVs: the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE AWD and the 2020 Subaru Forester Premium AWD. Which is better? Take a look.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE AWD


2020 Subaru Forester Premium AWD

$28,395 MSRP $27,395
2.0L turbo 4-cyl Engine 2.5L 4-cyl
184 hp / 221 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 182 hp / 176 lb-ft
8-speed shiftable auto Transmission CVT
AWD Drivetrain AWD
20/27/23 Fuel Economy 26/33/29

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Superior Utility

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has a few things that the 2020 Subaru Forester doesn’t. For instance, the Tiguan has three-row seating, bumping the seating capacity up to seven. The Forester maxes out at five. Cargo space is also better. With the third row down, the 2020 Tiguan has 37.6 cu-ft behind the second row. The 2020 Forester only has 31.1 cu-ft behind its second row.

Impressive Safety Features

The 2020 Tiguan has a lot of integrated tech. When it comes to safety, the 2020 Tiguan has adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, high beam control, a lane keeping system, forward collision warning with front assist, autonomous emergency braking, and a rearview camera. It also has an intelligent crash response system that, if airbags deploy, will turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights. This couples well with the automatic post-collision braking system that brings the vehicle to a stop after a collision, mitigating damage and the possibility of additional impacts.

Come test out the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan at Hall Cars.