Compare 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2013 Ford Escape

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,075
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$22,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want. After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.400
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.200 56.000
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 39.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800 55.300
Front Leg Room (in)
40.100 40.400
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.800
Second Leg Room (in)
35.800 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.100 39.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.300 98.100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.800 61.500
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.900 7.900
Length, Overall (in)
174.300 178.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 66.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.900 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
102.500 105.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.200 72.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.100 68.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.800 34.300
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.300 x 0.500 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x 1.000 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.800 15.100
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.700 17.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.400 37.000
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3598
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.100 6.900
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.090 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.950 2.943
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.160 2.964
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.300 3.510
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.380 1.446
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.920 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.920 4.584
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.890 1.912
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Semi-Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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