2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Rome, NYThe 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2017 Subaru Forester are two very popular compact SUVs. With their versatile performance capabilities, it’s easy to see why drivers in Rome, Utica and Manlius love these vehicles: they’ll drive right on through those savage upstate N.Y. blizzards.

But at Nye Volkswagen of Rome, we know there’s a lot more to a vehicle than just its engine specifications. So, we’re taking a closer look at the interior design, smart technology and safety features of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2017 Subaru Forester in this vehicle comparison. We hope it helps you to make an informed decision as you search for your next compact SUV.

Interior Comfort

Both the 2017 VW Tiguan and the Subaru Forester have plenty of passenger and cargo space for comfort and convenience. But the Tiguan offers even more comfort, with multiple interior features to keep you cozy during your ride, such as standard heated front seats, a leather-wrapped multi-functional steering wheel and a cool, keyless push-button starter. Available features include leather upholstery and an impressive panoramic sunroof.

The 2017 Subaru Forester also has optional leather-trimmed front seats. Unfortunately, drivers of the Forester can’t rely upon standard heating in the front seats to keep them toasty during the frigid New York winter.

Advanced Technologies

In addition to a variety of comfort features, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with several different advanced entertainment technologies. Here are some of the most notable available ones:

  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect Technology to access text messages, apps, and even maintenance or vehicle information.
  • Fender® Premium Audio System with nine speakers and a 400-watt amp.
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio that brings music, sports, news, talk and other entertainment right into the cabin.
  • Bluetooth® Technology to stream music and other content from your own compatible device.

The infotainment in the 2017 Forester has been upgraded from last year’s model. Like the Tiguan, it has optional Sirius XM® Satellite Radio, and it even has an available premium sound system as well. Yet this system only has eight speakers compared to the Tiguan’s nine.



Safety Innovations

The Subaru Forester offers a suite of driver assist technologies to minimize distractions and avoid collisions. It also comes with performance control systems that ensure stability and traction during high-risk driving situations.

However, in the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, you’ll have a lot more peace of mind, as the Tiguan focuses most on protective safety. It was built with energy-absorbing front and rear crumple zones and specially alloyed high-strength steel to reduce the risk of injury during a crash.

Best of all, the 2017 Tiguan uses the state-of-the-art Volkswagen Intelligent Crash Response System. In the event of a collision, this system will automatically disable the fuel pump, activate the hazard lights and unlock the car to prevent additional damage and injury.

Test Drive a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan at Nye VW of Rome

Although the 2017 VW Tiguan and the 2017 Subaru Forester provide similar performance capabilities, this detailed vehicle comparison demonstrates that the Tiguan offers superior comfort, technology and safety. If you’d like to learn more about this compact SUV, read more in the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicle review.  

And if you just want to experience the Tiguan for yourself, contact us at Nye VW of Rome and schedule a test drive. We’d to love help drivers in Rome, Utica and Manlius, N.Y., get behind the wheel and test drive a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan today.