Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
Escape 4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
Escape FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $23,712 $24,700
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 26 $25,440 $26,500
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,994 $29,160
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 26 $29,856 $31,100
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $33,470 $34,865
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,075 $22,995
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $25,589 $26,655
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 20 26 $27,317 $28,455
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,870 $31,115
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 26 $31,733 $33,055
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $35,347 $36,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,010
$23,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,820
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 54.800
Front Leg Room (in)
40.400 40.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.100 95.300
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.800 35.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.900 39.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.400 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 56.200
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 39.000
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 66.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 61.900
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 102.500
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 71.200
Track Width, Front (in)
61.500 61.800
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 6.900
Length, Overall (in)
178.100 174.300
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.300 23.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.100 56.100
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.300 x 0.500
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)
- TBD - 12.300 x 1.000
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)
15.100 16.800
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.500 14.700
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 39.400
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3698 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.900 11.100
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5700 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.510 3.690
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.160
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.690
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 3.950
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.560
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.860
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.943 3.420
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 2.300
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Four-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
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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