2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

Specs at a Glance

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Engine Power

  184hp

Seating Capacity

  7


2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

Engine Power

  168hp

Seating Capacity

  5

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

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The best compact crossover SUVs are spacious, versatile and reliable. Two top models are the all-new 2018 VW Tiguan and the 2018 Ford Escape. These two vehicles offer roomy interiors and strong resale value. Tiguan has features like available Family Guardian (remote boundary and speed alerts) and third-row seating, not available on the Ford. We urge you test-drive both, because we’re sure you’ll agree that the Tiguan is the superior value and better vehicle.

Standard Engine

The 2018 VW Tiguan standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine with 184 horsepower, 221 lb-ft of torque and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Ford Escape standard engine is a 2.5-liter I-4 with 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, mated to an automatic 6-speed. Both models are available in forward- and all-wheel-drive versions. Tiguan provides eight driver modes, electronic differential locks and a mechanical center differential. This AWD system distributes power to the wheels with the most traction.

Dimensions

You can buy a Tiguan with a third row to seat seven, but the Escape seats only five. The VW has a longer wheelbase (109.8 vs 105.9 inches), is longer (185.1 vs 178.1 inches) and is equally tall (66.3 inches). The top Tiguan trim has 20-inch wheels, two inches larger than those on the top Escape model. The VW cabin has more front shoulder room (57.0 vs 55.9 inches), rear shoulder room (55.8 vs 55.2 inches) and rear leg room (38.7 vs 37.3 inches).

Warranty

Your long-term cost of ownership will be lower when you get a great warranty. Tiguan comes with a 6-year/72,000-mile basic and powertrain warranty, much better than Escape’s basic warranty of 3 years/36,000 miles. The Ford’s powertrain is covered for only 5 years/60,000 miles. VW’s corrosion warranty is 7 years/100,000 miles versus 5 years/unlimited miles on the Escape.

You are invited to visit our Volkswagen dealership and test-drive the 2018 Tiguan. You’ll love our friendly customer service where your satisfaction is our top priority, so stop by today!