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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 Subaru Forester 2009 Honda CR-V
     
FWD 4dr Auto S
  • FWD 4dr Auto S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • AWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • AWD 4dr SEL
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5XT
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • 2.5XT
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $24,300 $19,995 $21,245
Invoice $22,551 $18,938 $19,778
Avg. Paid $10,285 $12,408 $11,915

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.0 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.5 9.0
Performance 8.8 8.2 8.3
Interior 8.3 8.2 8.3
Operating Cost 7.6 7.8 8.1
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.4
Reliability 2.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale, comfortable interior
  • Composed handling
  • Strong safety ratings
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Great cargo space
  • Good handling
  • Great safety scores
  • Ample cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Poor reliability score
  • Interior less refined than competitors
  • Underpowered engine
  • No V6 engine option

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 18 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 5 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.5 103 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 174.3 179.5 177.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 70.1 71.6
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.9 66.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3250 3389

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Standard Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.3 107.6 103.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 41.6 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.1 43.1 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.1 56.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 40.4 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.6 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.7 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.1 68.3 72.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.8 33.5 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 206 @ 1700-5000 170 @ 4400 161 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39.4 34.4 37.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 16.9 15.3

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson strut MacPherson-type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent four-link Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard