Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
2021 Subaru Forester 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Optional
MPG (City/Highway) *
  26/33 23/29
Ground Clearance
  8.7 in. 7.9 in.
Front & Rear Leg Room
  43.3 in. & 39.4 in. 40.2 in. & 36.6 in.

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

Serving Charlottesville, VA

While you could choose from various compact crossover models, your focus on functionality and value has led you directly to the Subaru Forester and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The starting price for the 2021 Forester is moderately below the 2021 Tiguan’s base price. What are the other essential factors that will guide your purchase plans?


The 2021 Subaru Forester is well-designed for both urban commuting and big adventures. It stands tall to provide ample headroom and cargo space in the cabin. At the same time, its slightly flared haunches, angled side accents, and defined hood express its athleticism. The small grille is capped with a chrome bar running horizontally. This creates a visual starting point for the LED bar that wraps around both headlights. In comparison, the Tiguan is also a tall vehicle. However, with its horizontal flow across the grille and sides, it lacks the sporty touches that the Forester has. The Tiguan also has relatively flat surfaces on the hood and roof.


The Forester is a two-row crossover, and this design leaves ample space in the rear for all of your cargo. The Tiguan, on the other hand, has the third row despite having approximately the same cubic feet of total cabin space. Both models have equipment like power windows, a sound system, remote entry, and additional features. The Forester also has standard equipment like satellite radio, HD radio, adaptive cruise control, and a security system.


Both of these crossover models have a four-cylinder base engine that produces roughly the same horsepower. The Forester pairs its engine with standard equipment like a continuously variable transmission with overdrive and all-wheel drive. The base equipment in the Tiguan includes a front-wheel drive and an auto transmission with overdrive.

When you are ready to get to know the Subaru Forester in detail, our Umansky Subaru sales reps are available to help. Schedule time to visit the showroom by calling our sales department soon.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle’s condition.