Is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan safer than the 2019 Subaru Forester?

March 18th, 2019 by

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Subaru Forester Safety Features

Safety is an important, and understandable, concern for car shoppers. Car manufacturers are offering more and more features and technology systems designed to increase safety and driver awareness. The plethora of features available can make it hard to know which vehicle to choose. Looking at the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Subaru Forester safety features will look at the systems offered on both crossovers.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Available Safety Features

A variety of safety and driver assistance systems are offered as available equipment on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Available equipment on the 2019 Tiguan includes:

  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist).
  • Blind Spot Monitor Rear Traffic Alert.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
  • Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist).
  • Park Distance Control.
  • High Beam Control (Light Assist).
  • Overhead View Camera (Area View).

Read More: Learn more about the Volkswagen Adaptive Cruise Control System

The 2019 Subaru Forester offers a similar set of driver assistance features as available equipment. However, there are two key systems offered on the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan that are not available on the Forester.

2019 Tiguan models come equipped with Volkswagen Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard equipment. This system automatically applies the vehicle’s brakes when a collision is detected to help reduce kinetic energy and further damage.

The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is paired with Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System. This system shuts down the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and switches on the hazard lights if a collision is detected.

Comparable features to the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Intelligent Crash Response System are not offered on the 2019 Subaru Forester.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking and Intelligent Crash Response are included as standard equipment on all Volkswagen models.