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Byers Airport Subaru Compares the 2017 Subaru Forester to the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

When it comes to a capable and comfortable vehicle for getting around Columbus, OH any time of year, a small SUV is a common choice. Since this is one of the most popular segments in the industry, nearly every manufacturer has their idea of what a small SUV should be. Subaru continues to be among the fastest growing brands on the market, but there has also been a lot of talk about Volkswagen recently. So, how does the new 2017 Subaru Forester compare to the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan? We did the research, and even we were surprised by just how far ahead the new Subaru Forester comes in over the VW. Read through some of what we found in the details below, then come experience the difference at Byers Airport Subaru.

2017 Subaru Forester2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
$22,595Starting MSRP$24,995
Standard FeatureAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
26 City - 32 Highway (MPG)Fuel Economy (Automatic Transmission)20 City - 24 Highway (MPG)
108.3 Cubic FeetPassenger Space (Entry-Level)95.4 Cubic Feet
2017 Subaru Forester vs Volkswagen Tiguan Interior Styling
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Compare the Design of the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

In terms of the design of your next new small SUV, it's important to look beyond the exterior appearance. The stunning new 2017 Subaru Forester stands out with a refined and elegant exterior design, and the Tiguan also looks good with the rounded front end that reminiscent of past VW design. The Volkswagen Tiguan may come with a substantially higher price tag, but step inside and you'll see that the extra money doesn't afford the extra passenger space typically expected in a small SUV. In fact, the VW only provides a mere 95.4 cubic feet of passenger space compared to the 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume that comes with the entry-level 2017 Subaru Forester. Cargo space is also much more significant in the Subaru Forester with 34.4 cubic feet of space with all seats in place compared to just 23.8 cubic feet in the back of the Volkswagen Tiguan.

2017 Subaru Forester Model

Compare the Performance of the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

When it comes to performance, a first glance at the numbers shows the VW to have slightly more horsepower, but it is also heavier. This means you likely won't notice much difference in power from behind the wheel, but you will notice a significant difference when it comes time to get gas. The renowned BOXER engine found in every new Subaru Forester earns up to an impressive 32 MPG where the VW only manages up to 24 MPG. What's more, the Subaru earns this efficient fuel mileage while sending power to every wheel through the renowned symmetrical all-wheel drive system. You'll find that the Volkswagen version of all-wheel drive will cost even more on top of the already higher price tag. Among the other performance advantages you can enjoy behind the wheel of a new Subaru Forester is the option of a manual transmission, a lower center of gravity from the standard BOXER engine, and a much shorter turning circle.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Compare the Safety of the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

Upgrading to a small SUV is great for new and growing families alike, and that means that safety is a key factor in any decision. The new 2017 Subaru Forester has again earned the highest possible 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick + award* when properly equipped. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, on the other hand, did not earn an award for safety and only managed a marginal safety rating in the event of a small overlap front collision. Clearly the new Subaru Forester is engineered for much better protection in the event of an accident, but it is also designed to help you avoid danger completely. Unlike the VW, the new 2017 Forester can be equipped with the acclaimed EyeSight technology that is like having an extra set of eyes on the road with features that include adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane keep assist. You can also get a new 2017 Subaru Forester equipped with steering-responsive headlights, another feature you won't find on the VW.

Find Detailed Information & Great Prices at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus, OH

At Byers Airport Subaru, we go the Xtra mile on Hamilton Road near the airport, and that means more than just offering a huge selection of all the latest Subaru models. You'll save big with our frequently updated new Subaru special finance, lease, and purchase offers, and that's just the start. Detailed Subaru model information pages offer more insight to what you can expect in a new Subaru, and competitive Subaru comparison pages like this one illustrate how we stand up to the competition. Our finance team is proud to work with nearly any budget, and we are excited to introduce you to our dedicated staff and award-winning service. Schedule your next test drive online, give us a call, or stop by our convenient location at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213. We look forward to going the Xtra mile for you at Byers Airport Subaru.

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