When you want to transport both family and cargo in style, it’s time to turn to the compact SUV. This is a vehicle that will navigate the city with ease on a daily basis but won’t flinch at going beyond the walls of modern civilization for a weekend adventure.
The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a beloved member of the compact SUV class. Dripping with ample power, space, and style, this machine checks all the boxes. With the additional ability to seat up to seven, it gets a leg up on many competitors who limit themselves to only two rows.
One of these competitors is the 2019 Subaru Forester. Let’s pit these two compact SUVs head-to-head and see how they stack up.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
2019 Subaru Forester
|184 hp||Horsepower||182 hp|
|5 - 7||Seating Capacity||5|
|123.9 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||111.9 cubic feet|
|6-years/72,000 miles||Basic Warranty||3-years/36,000 miles|
|6-year/72,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||5-years/60,000 miles|
|4/5||J.D. Power Reliability Rating||3.5/5|
By allowing the option of three rows, the 2019 Tiguan can seat up to two more passengers than the 2019 Subaru Forester; this alone can seal the deal if you have a bigger family or want to fit some of your kids’ friends in for the ride.
The confidence stemming from this reliability may play into why Volkswagen is not afraid to provide coverage for its vehicles lasting a shockingly long time; the 2019 Tiguan is covered bumper-to-bumper for six years or 72,000 miles. The 2019 Subaru Forester does not get such delightfully long-lasting coverage, with its basic warranty lasting for only half the duration of the Tiguan.