Comparison - Ford Escape SEL 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2019

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Other Names:

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

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Model: 
Average Price: 
29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
$
33,095
Updated: 
02 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB
Color: 
Habanero Orange Metallic
#FF3B0F
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
Dark Moss Green Metallic
#4C5C55
Deep Black Pearl
#060506
Platinum Grey Metallic
#82838B
Pure white
#FFFFFF
Cardinal Red Metallic
#770618
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
Stone Blue Metallic
#4F595C
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#91908B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 VW Tiguan has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride, but its price climbs quickly.

Pros
Interior room to space
Excellent infotainment software
Decent value
Good ride quality

Cons
Third row’s a joke
Expensive with options
Not very fuel-efficient
Transmission can be confused

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area
Lengthy warranty
Serene ride

Cons
Lackluster engine power
Poor fuel economy estimates

By: 
usnews.com

Revised trim levels and feature availability for 2019.

PROS
Offers a lot of space for passengers and cargo
Three-row seating is useful in a pinch
Tech interface is intuitive to use
Longer warranty period than most competitors

CONS
Subpar acceleration and responsiveness
Ranks low in fuel economy for the class
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
179hp
at 6 000rpm
184hp
at 4 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
37.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
185.10in
Width: 
72.40in
72.40in
Height: 
66.30in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.50in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
58.30in
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
57.00in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
57.40in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
38.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
73.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
37.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3678.00lbs
3814.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustmen
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
hands-free power liftgate
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid 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
no
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: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Brake drying
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
3rd Row Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Kit
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)
First Aid Kit
Three-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Two-Row Rubber Mats Kit
Luggage Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Golden Oak/Black, leathrette
#A8A69A
Storm Grey, leatherette
#C9C9C7