Compare 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Ford Escape
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,551 $27,400
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
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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 $36,145 $37,650
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $25,205 $26,255
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,121 $28,250
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $30,010 $31,260
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $32,247 $33,590
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $38,041 $39,625
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $27,101 $28,230
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,017 $30,225
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $31,906 $33,235
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $34,143 $35,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,551
$36,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,400
$37,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise. The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers on all of the important small-crossover promises, although it's not as exciting as some other VWs.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 39
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 95.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (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)
- 11.1
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 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3404
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 9
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
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.95
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.7 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 280
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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