Compare 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2014 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,373
$21,772
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,305
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel. With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.3 98.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 178.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.8 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 34.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TJL
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TJL
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2200 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3397 3515
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
280 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 168 @ 6000
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.95 2.94
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 (Est) 7.4 (Est)
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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