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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Ford Escape

  2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2WD 4-door Auto S Side Exterior View 2013 Ford Escape FWD 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $21,926 $21,178
18/27 21/33
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Bottom Line It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. Read Full Review After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. Read Full Review
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  • A premium interior
  • Turbo four is strong, efficient
  • Cabin is roomy
  • Build quality and materials
  • Tasteful looks will last


  • Handling is uninspired
  • Manual transmission feels vague
  • Styling can seem too staid
  • Expensive for its niche


  • Tight new styling
  • Taut ride and handling
  • High estimated gas mileage
  • More useful cargo space
  • Abundant technology features


  • Front end's awkward
  • Front-seat knee room
  • Are seats too firm?
  • MyFord Touch improved, not painless
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