2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Front passenger angle of an orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan on left VS front driver angle of a white 2019 Subaru Forester on right

Compact SUVs are becoming very popular in today’s era. They can fit many people and belongings without making you pay more for a larger size. Here, we will compare two incredibly popular vehicles in the compact SUV class: the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2019 Subaru Forester!

For this comparison, the S trim for the Tiguan and the Base trim for the Forester were researched. Each trim is standard so that you know what to expect. Higher trims will have different features than these standard ones, so keep that in mind as you continue to dig for information! Now, let’s see how these two vehicles fare against each other.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


2019 Subaru Forester

$24,295 Starting MSRP $24,295
7 people Seating Capacity 5 people
Available Blind-Spot Monitoring System Not Available
72 mo/72,000 mi Bumper to Bumper
72 mo/72,000 mi Powertrain
Warranty 36 mo/36,000 mi Bumper to Bumper
60 mo/60,000 mi Powertrain

Advantages of the 2019 VW Tiguan Compact SUV

It’s not very common to see two vehicles with the same starting MSRP. As these two compact SUVs cost the same, the advantages that the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has over the 2019 Subaru Forester should help make the decision easier. Those looking to bring family and friends on trips would be happy to hear that the Tiguan seats up to seven people. The Forester seats up to five, so you may have to leave someone behind if you choose that option. While Subaru is known for its large variety of safety features, it left out the blind-spot monitoring system. Although not standard, the Tiguan offers drivers the option to add this system while the Forester does not. Drivers looking into warranties included with their purchase should know that the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers much better protection for both bumper to bumper and powertrain.

If you are near the Oxnard, CA area, stop by Ventura Volkswagen to give the 2019 VW Tiguan a test drive! We would be happy to show you how spacious and reliable this compact SUV is. Our team can also answer any questions you have about the Tiguan to help you finalize your important decision.

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