Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2018 - vs - Volkswagen T-Roc R-line 2018

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Average Price: 
29,395
Updated: 
18 Feb 2018
£
29,597
Updated: 
07 Jun 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
11.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#3D393A
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Dark Gray Metallic
#333333
Ice Silver Metallic
#686672
Jasmine Green Metallic
#777581
Quartz Blue Pearl
#365890
Venetian Red Pearl
#882A3A
Color: 
Urano Grey
#4C4E4D
Flash red
#A73B32
Pure white
#EBEBEB
Dark Oak
#3E3022
Energetic Orange
#9C6041
Atlantic Blue
#2D3A5C
Indium Grey
#4A4D4D
Turmeric Yellow
#C09B40

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Subaru Forester ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Forester has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent cargo capacity
Spacious rear seats
Good mpg ratings, even with standard all-wheel drive
Many available safety features

Cons
Interior design and build quality trail some rivals'
Fewer tech features than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.

Pros
Fun to drive, good ride
Excellent safety ratings and systems
Good outward visibility
Standard all-wheel drive
Peppy Turbo option, CVT among the best

Cons
Front seats small for some
Priciest trims still not that premium
No manual gearbox for turbo engine
Paddle shifters only on turbo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Subaru Forester offers a new Black Edition trim package that adds black-finished wheels, body trim and grille. The interior also receives black cloth upholstery and black gloss dashboard trim. Limited trim levels also get a new cargo area cover, while Touring trims now include Subaru's EyeSight safety package as standard along with automatic high beams and reverse automatic braking.

PROS
All-wheel drive comes standard and doesn't sink fuel economy
High ground clearance offers better than average off-road ability
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults both front and rear
Optional turbocharged engine makes Forester very quick

CONS
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Cabin design and materials are just average
Handling isn't as sporty as some rivals
CVT feels less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic

By: 
edmunds.com

The T-Roc may be among the most significant of many new Volkswagen models, even if it won’t be sold in the United States in the foreseeable future. It’s a new crossover that is roughly the same size as the Golf and is based on the same MQB architecture. For now, at least, the Golf will remain the mainstay of the brand’s lineup, but those within the company who are concerned with sales-growth rates are far more interested in the crossover-SUV segment nearly everywhere on the globe.

Pros
Golf-like driving dynamics,
decent packaging,
adventurous design (for VW).

Cons
Only average interior quality,
firm ride,
we likely won’t get it.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The T-Roc is a small family car that blends the high driving position and big boot of an SUV with the economical engines from a conventional small car. It is quite expensive, however…

Pros
More comfortable than alternatives
Well equipped as standard
Decent range of engines

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Alternatives are cheaper
Back seats could be more spacious

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Roc looks good, drives well and offers plenty of space, but it's pricey and some rivals have a nicer interior.

Pros
Easy to personalise
Good to drive
Stylish

Cons
Expensive
Interior quality issues
Rivals offer better value

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined MPG (uk) - 42
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
38.50mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
52.20mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
236ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
170hp
at 5 800rpm
187hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Active information display
Car-Net App-Connect
Discover navigation + European map data
Driver alert system
Door/tailgate open warning lights
Infotainment system
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Lights On' warning buzzer
Driver alert system with audible and visual fatigue detection system
Active Info Display, 10.3" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customised information
Power assisted speed sensitive steering
Driver profile selection
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Automatic start/stop system
Dusk sensor
Service interval indicator

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.50in
164.50in
Width: 
70.70in
72.10in
Height: 
68.20in
59.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.00
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.60
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.50cu.ft
45.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1631lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
15.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3455.00lbs
3130.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
passenger seat height adjustment
Front cupholders x 2
Front seat back storage pockets
Drawer under drivers seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
3 rear head restraints
Isofix easy fit child seat preparation for 2 outer rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Interior Air Filtration
Dust/pollen filter
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Illuminated vanity mirrors
automatic air recirculation and allergy filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
SD card slot
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
6 speakers
CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader
DAB Digital radio
Composition media system
Three route options - Fast, Short, Eco
12V power socket in centre console

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Heated rear window
Door mirror integrated indicators
LED rear number plate lights
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Chrome effect left and right trapezoid exhaust tailpipe fascia surround
LED darkened rear light clusters
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Rain sensor
Front wash/wipe with interval delay
Heated rear windscreen
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Range adjustable headlights
Twin trapezoid chrome exhaust pipes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel space saver spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
Predictive pedestrian protection
Front assist including city emergency braking
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
DTC - Drag torque control
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Front and rear curtain airbags, driver and front passenger airbags with passenger deactivation switch and front side impact airbags
Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraints
ESC with EDL, ASR, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Volkswagen roadside assistance
3 rear three point seatbelts
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones

Options

Packages: 
Standard Model - 2.5i Limited
Popular Package #2
EyeSight, Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Green
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearl
Front Bumper Underguard
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Sport Grille
Trailer Hitch And Harness
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Green
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Underguard
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
Interior Options: 
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Net Side
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Footwell Illumination Kit - red
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Speaker Kit
Side Still Plate-Front
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3