2019 VW Tiguan vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Considering the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan or the 2019 Subaru Forester for your next vehicle? Versatile and well appointed, you can't go wrong with either of these midsize SUV. To help you make your decision, consult this 2019 Tiguan vs. 2019 Forester head-to-head guide, prepared by Vorderman VW in Fort Wayne, IN.

In this comparison, we'll focus on the 2019 VW Tiguan SEL, starting at $31,795 MSRP, and the 2019 Subaru Forester Sport, starting at $28,795 MSRP. If you have any questions about the Tiguan and Forester differences that aren't addressed here, don't hesitate to call (260) 489-7900 or send us a message online.

Engine & Performance

While both the Tiguan and Forester are paired with a four-cylinder engine, the power and efficiency they deliver are very different. The 2.5L engine of the Forester holds a slight edge in fuel economy, but it can't compete with the horsepower and torque outputs of the 2.0L turbocharged configuration under the hood of the 2019 Tiguan. Performance specs for both engines are as follows:

VW Tiguan SEL Model Subaru Forester Sport
2.0L Turbo Engine 2.5L BOXER® 4-cylinder
184 HP Horsepower 182 HP
221 lb.-ft. Torque 176 lb.-ft.
22 city / 29 hwy Fuel Economy (MPG) 26 city / 33 hwy
1,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
2019 VW Tiguan Interior Design

Interior & Exterior

Whether you're inside or out, both of these bold SUVs make a memorable statement. From the outside, you'll notice that the Tiguan and Forester are equipped with fog lights, roof rails, and automatic headlights. Once inside, you can enjoy a power sunroof and heated front seats in either SUV. However, the Tiguan includes features not included in comparable Forester models. Those include:

  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • LED tail lights
  • Remote opening and closing power liftgate
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces

Safety & Technology

You'll find plentiful tech and safety features included in the 2019 Tiguan and Forester that both drivers and passengers will appreciate. Some of the amenities include connectivity features like Bluetooth® technology and responsive systems like autonomous emergency braking. The 2019 Tiguan raises the bar by including the following safety and tech features:

  • Discover Media infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen display and GPS navigation
  • Voice recognition
  • Park distance control
  • Pedestrian monitoring
  • Blind spot monitor
2019 VW Tiguan Safety & Technology

Schedule a Test Drive in Fort Wayne, IN

If you're looking for 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan models for sale in Fort Wayne, IN, Vorderman VW is the place to go! Scroll through our online inventory to find your favorite model, then set up a test drive appointment to get behind the wheel. To speak directly with a Vorderman VW team member, please call (260) 489-7900.