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Which Is Better the Volkswagen Tiguan or Subaru Forester?

Which Is Better the Volkswagen Tiguan or Subaru Forester?

The Volkswagen Tiguan and Subaru Forester are two solid options for families in Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, NJ. Any SUV that you’re considering for your family should have enough space for everyone to get comfortable, features that’ll make your drive more convenient, and the kind of performance that’ll help you power through the elements. So, which is better, the Volkswagen Tiguan or the Subaru Forester? Toms River VW put this comparison together to help you decide.

Volkswagen Tiguan Trunk Space

Interior Dimensions

The 2021 VW Tiguan offers room for everything you need. From a big trip to the grocery store to beach gear to boxes, its large trunk has space for it all. It also comes with folding seats that can help you load more. It also offers extra room for your most precious cargo. The VW Tiguan is available with a pair of third-row seats that can comfortably seat your extended family or help you get in the carpool lane.

The Subaru Forester can’t carry as many people or bags. It’s only available with two rows of seats and has a significantly smaller trunk.


VW Tiguan

Subaru Forester

Trunk Space

48.6 cubic feet

31.1 cubic feet

Seating Capacity



Volkswagen Tiguan Interior with Android Auto™  Technology

Infotainment System

To make your drive more fun, the VW Tiguan offers some of the latest technology. For example, it comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen that’ll help you stay in touch and stream music. You and your passengers will enjoy the ride with the following standard features:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • MirrorLink®
  • Bluetooth®

For more visibility, and more music to choose from, an 8-inch screen is available with both HD Radio® and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The larger screen also includes a navigation system that will guide you with turn-by-turn directions.

You’ll be able to view a map of your route on either the dashboard or the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. This 10-inch digital instrument cluster is fully customizable and offers display options like full-screen navigation.

The 2021 Subaru Forester also comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and smartphone compatibility. It even offers an 8-inch screen and a navigation system. However, it doesn’t offer any sort of customizable digital instrument cluster.

Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specs

Performance Specs

So, what powers these roomy, high-tech SUVs? The 2021 VW Tiguan runs on a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. It’s available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or 4MOTION® all-wheel drive (AWD). Both options work with an 8-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.

The Subaru Forester can also tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, but it doesn’t offer as much power. Its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine gets up to 182 horsepower, but can only deliver 176 lb-ft of torque.

Test Drive a Family-Friendly SUV

With extra power, more space, and more technology, it’s clear that the VW Tiguan is better than the Subaru Forester when it comes to getting around Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, New Jersey. To learn more about our comparison and to get behind the wheel, visit Toms River VW and take a test drive.

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