Compare 2021 Ford Escape vs 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Ford Escape
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $26,243 $27,055
Escape S FWD 28 34 $24,788 $25,555
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $27,394 $28,535
Escape SE FWD 28 34 $25,954 $27,035
Escape SE Hybrid AWD 43 37 $28,349 $29,530
Escape SE Hybrid FWD 44 37 $26,909 $28,030
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,752 $33,075
Escape SEL AWD 23 31 $31,877 $33,205
Escape SEL FWD 28 34 $28,325 $29,505
Escape SEL Hybrid AWD 43 37 $30,720 $32,000
Escape SEL Hybrid FWD 44 37 $29,281 $30,500
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,382 $35,815
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $34,997 $36,455
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,697 $35,100
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $32,256 $33,600
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,330 $38,885
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 22 29 N/A $27,495
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 30 N/A $25,995
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 22 29 N/A $30,995
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 30 N/A $29,495
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 28 N/A $33,795
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 30 N/A $32,295
Tiguan 2.0T SEL R-Line 4MOTION 21 28 N/A $36,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,243
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$27,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo. A tech infusion upgrades the 2022 Tiguan, while maintaining the compact crossover’s spacious cabin.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 109.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 37.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 73.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
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)
- 11.8
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3825
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
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 @ 4360
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 5.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
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
6.3 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 360
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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