Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,457
$35,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$36,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 95.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 102.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 174.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 23.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3404
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 9
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.30
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.8 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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