Compare 2020 Ford Escape vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Ford Escape
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $25,594 $26,385
Escape S FWD 27 33 $24,138 $24,885
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $27,461 $28,605
Escape SE FWD 27 33 $26,021 $27,105
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,719 $33,040
Escape SE Sport Hybrid AWD 43 37 $28,574 $29,765
Escape SE Sport Hybrid FWD 44 37 $27,134 $28,265
Escape SEL AWD 26 31 $29,534 $30,765
Escape SEL FWD 27 33 $28,094 $29,265
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,195 $35,620
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $35,362 $36,835
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,648 $35,050
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $32,208 $33,550
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,282 $38,835
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $25,482 $26,545
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 29 $24,235 $25,245
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $27,547 $28,695
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 29 $26,299 $27,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 27 $30,619 $31,895
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 29 $29,371 $30,595
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $32,492 $33,845
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 23 29 $31,243 $32,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 27 $37,531 $39,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,594
$25,482
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,385
$26,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 101.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 73.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3847
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 360
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 184 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.14
Trans Order Code
448 VJ
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Volkswagen Tiguan
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
6.4 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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