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

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Model: 
Average Price: 
32,390
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Ruby Red
#8B292F
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace looks to be better aligned with the demands of American buyers than its pricey, cramped predecessor.

Pros
More aligned with buyer tastes?
Clean styling inside and out
High-tech dashboard
Lots of available safety tech

Cons
Will it be underpowered?
Awfully small for a three-row crossover
Third row required for FWD
Looks are too conservative for some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 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
Lots of user-friendly tech features
Good cargo space
Smooth ride
Roomy first- and second-row seats

Cons
Postage-stamp third row
Unimpressive engine
Subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Volkswagen Tiguan is fully redesigned for 2018. Compared to its predecessor, it offers more legroom, more cargo space and a standard third row.

PROS
Lots of space for passengers and cargo
Third-row seating can be useful in a pinch
Now offers comprehensive driver safety features
Revised tech interface is sharp, intuitive and quick to respond

CONS
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride
Still ranks low in fuel economy, despite revised engine

By: 
edmunds.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

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

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
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 Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)

Exterior Dimensions

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

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.50cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
37.60cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3858.00lbs
3678.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Leather
Cloth
8-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

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: 
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
Android Auto
MirrorLink
Apple CarPlay
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

Exterior Features

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

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
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

Options

Packages: 
3rd Row Seat Package
R-Line Package For Sel
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection
Hood Deflector
Accessory Towing Kit
Bumper Protector
Splash Guards
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Privacy Cover
Luggage Net
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Grey
#8E8E8E
Pure Black
#191919
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343