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Here's how the 2009 Subaru Forester and the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan measure up.
$19,995
Starting MSRP
FWD 4dr Man S
$23,200
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

170.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

200.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
22 21 -
Size
179.5" length, 65.9" height 174.3" length, 66.3" height -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Agate / Lt Camel

Agate / Spruce

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
- 18 x -TBD- in -
Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 6.5 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy -
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 6.5 in -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 206 @ 1700-5000 -
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4 -
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG 26 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG 19 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG 21 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
338.00 mi 319.20 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
456.30 mi 436.80 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Independent four-link -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson-type McPherson strut -

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in 12.30 x 0.98 in -
Brake Type
Power Pwr -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in 11.25 x 0.47 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal 16.8 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.4 ft N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 14.7 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft 39.4 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8 -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P215/65R16 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P215/65R16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs N/A -
Maximum Trailering Capacity
- N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3250 lbs 3433 lbs -
Curb Weight
- N/A -
Curb Weight - Rear
- N/A -
Total Option Weight
- 0.00 lbs -
Curb Weight - Front
- N/A -
Maximum Payload Capacity
- N/A -

Dimensions

Height, Overall
65.9 in 66.3 in -
Front Leg Room
43.1 in 40.1 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
33.9 in N/A -
Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in 6.9 in -
Second Head Room
40.4 in 39.0 in -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
53.25 in N/A -
Rear Door Opening Height
32.8 in N/A -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
33.5 ft³ 23.8 ft³ -
Length, Overall
179.5 in 174.3 in -
Rear Door Opening Width
38.4 in N/A -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
61.8 in N/A -
Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in 56.2 in -
Wheelbase
103 in 102.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 61.9 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in 71.2 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.3 ft³ 56.1 ft³ -
Passenger Volume
107.6 ft³ 95.3 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
55.6 in 54.8 in -
Track Width, Front
60.2 in 61.8 in -
Second Hip Room
52.7 in N/A -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.5 in N/A -
Liftover Height
27.4 in N/A -
Second Leg Room
38.0 in 35.8 in -
Front Hip Room
52.9 in N/A -
Front Head Room
41.6 in 39.1 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in N/A -
Trunk Volume
N/A - -

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