2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Outback

side by side images of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2018 Subaru Outback

When it comes to the compact crossover category, competition to offer families the best performance and practicality is fierce. The models in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Outback comparison can both offer plenty of value. We prefer the multiple unique advantages that the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan brings to family transportation.

For one, the Volkswagen crossover comes with a lower starting price, but still offers more engine output in the base models. While the 2018 Subaru Outback has 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque with its base 2.5-liter engine, all models of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. This means that shoppers can get attractive power and acceleration at a budget-friendly price point. The 2018 VW Tiguan model also delivers interior advantages.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Outback
$24,595 Starting MSRP $25,895
5-7 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
2.0-L 4-cylinder (184 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (175 hp)
8-speed automatic Transmission 6 speed continuously variable transmission

Features and Cabin Capacity of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Not only does the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan boast a more powerful base engine than the 2018 Suburban Outback, but it offers several interior advantages, ranging from more standard speakers (six compared to four on the 2018 Outback) to a more versatile interior. In this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Subaru Outback comparison, the VW crossover is the only one that is available with seven-passenger seating as well as the more common five-person capacity. While the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with seven can hold up to 65.7 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down, that increases to 73.5 cubic feet in five-passenger models. That is very competitive with the 74.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space available on the 2018 Outback.

We like the practical interior and affordable starting price of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. This model also comes standard with the Volkswagen People First Limited Warranty, which offers six years or 72,000 miles of coverage and is transferable. To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan in Daphne AL, contact a representative at Team Gunther Volkswagen today.


front view of an orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
side view of a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan with mountains in the back
rear seating of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan offers easy access
rear cargo area of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan