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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S
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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
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
FWD 4-Door S
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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
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 39 39
Front Hip Room (in) - 54.8
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.8 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.1 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 23.8 34.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 15.1
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 38.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3397 3515
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 280 -
Engine
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
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Ford Escape
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 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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