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 SUV 4WD Small SUV 2WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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)

- 11.1

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

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

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P255/40HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA 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)

29 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

7.1 7.7 (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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