2021 Subaru Forester vs Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

The 2021 Subaru Forester is a smart choice for Southern California families. That's because it offers an uncommon level of utility, safety and technology as standard equipment, all at a competitive price! That means, even though it costs a bit less than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, it gives you a whole lot more. We'll prove it in the side-by-side comparison below! When you're ready to upgrade the family ride to something a little more comfortable, a little more premium and a little more advanced than the competition, head to McKenna Subaru for your test drive. Only a Subaru can keep up with your family and all your adventures in Huntington Beach!

Subaru Forester Cargo Area

Size & Design

You might assume, perhaps because it's available with an optional third row unlike the 2021 Subaru Forester, the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has more space inside. But that's not actually the case! Rear seat passengers will enjoy an extra 3" of legroom in the back seats of the Forester compared to the Tiguan -- or, fold the rear seats flat and reveal even more maximum cargo volume than the Volkswagen! Whether you need more room for growing kids or extra space for groceries, the 2021 Subaru Forester has all the capacity you need.

The 2021 Subaru Forester even comes with steering-responsive LED headlights as standard equipment. These advanced headlights pivot as you steer to provide the best visibility around curves and corners. A similar feature is available on the 2021 VW Tiguan, but it'll cost you extra to upgrade.


Subaru Forester Driver Monitoring System

Features & Technology

Similar touchscreen multimedia systems come standard on both the 2021 Subaru Forester and 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, complete with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatibility. However, you also get automatic climate controls, even on entry-level 2021 Forester Models. That means you just set a desired temperature and the system takes care of the rest. On the entry-level VW Tiguan, you still get manual climate controls.

There's even an exclusive safety and technology feature available on the 2021 Subaru Forester: The DriverFocus® Distraction Management System. It can warn you if it detects patterns of behavior consistent with drowsy or distracted driving. So you can always have your attention on the road ahead where it belongs. A driver attention warning feature isn't available on the 2021 VW Tiguan at all.

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Performance & Drive

While Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard on the 2021 Subaru Forester, it'll cost you about $1,300 as an additional upgrade on the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, depending on trim level! And while you get only a few additional horsepower from the engine in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, the new Forester gives you just about the same power, but at a much better fuel savings! For the daily drive, and for adventures further from town, the Subaru Forester is the better choice.


Subaru Forester LED Brakelights

Driver Assistance

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan comes standard with a few driver assistance features, but you get even more on the 2021 Subaru Forester! Unlike the new VW Tiguan, the 2021 Forester comes totally standard with Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance featuring distance-pacing adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance. Adaptive cruise control is an available upgrade on the 2021 VW Tiguan that'll cost you more. But even entry-level Forester models come with this feature which we think is particularly well suited to hectic Southern California roads. It's the same with lane keep assist -- it's available on the VW Tiguan, but it'll cost you extra.

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Best of all, you get all these advantages over the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan at a lower starting price! With a MSRP of just $24,795, the 2021 Subaru Forester is an even better value for life in Southern California. Find out more during a test drive and meet our friendly team. Schedule a safe and easy test drive, or browse our inventory anytime from just about any web browser. Shopping for your new Subaru is just better at McKenna.

2021 Subaru Forester2021 VW Tiguan
$24,795Starting MSRP*$25,245
33 MPG Highway / 26 MPG City Fuel Economy29 MPG Highway / 22 MPG City
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
76.1 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume73.5 Cubic Feet
43.3" Front / 39.4" RearLegroom40.2" Front / 36.6" Rear
StandardAutomatic Climate ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardHD Radio ReceiverAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeOne-Touch Folding Rear SeatbackNot Available
Available UpgradeDriver Attention MonitorNot Available
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.