Compare 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2013 Ford Escape

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2013 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door Automatic LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
Tiguan 4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dynaudio 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
Escape 4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
Escape FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,168
$25,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,175
$26,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle. After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.300
Front Leg Room (in)
40.1 40.400
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.800
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.3 98.100
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.400
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.000
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.900
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 178.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 66.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.600
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 105.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.400
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 34.300
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.1 68.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.100
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 37.000
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.500
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/55R17
Spare Tire Size
145/80R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3698
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.1 6.900
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 178 @ 5700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 184 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA 99X
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.943
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.964
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.510
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.446
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 4.584
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.912
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.000
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Semi-Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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