2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 edition of the Volkswagen Tiguan has been available here at Douglas Volkswagen for a few months now and it has become a popular choice for our customers – including singles, couples, and families who vary in age and lifestyle. They find that the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan model's 10-inch growth spurt makes the vehicle more versatile than ever before, yet still incredibly easy to handle. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan model's complete redesign now makes it a top dog in the compact crossover class, but it still faces plenty of competition from several other vehicles – including the 2018 Ford Escape. To help you decide which vehicle is right for you, we have created an easy-to-read comparison. 

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2018 Ford Escape
2.0L TSI 4-cylinder Engine Options

2.5L Duratec iVCT I-4

1.5L EcoBoost Ti-VCT GTDI I-4

2.0L EcoBoost Ti-VCT GTDI I-4

184 horsepower / 221 lb.-ft. torque Power Output

168 horsepower / 170 lb.-ft. torque (2.5L engine)

179 horsepower / 177 lb.-ft. torque (1.5L engine)

245 horsepower / 275 lb.-ft. torque (2.0L engine)

5 to 7 Seating Accommodations 5

37.6 / 73.5 cubic feet (2-row, 5-passenger models)

12.0 / 33.0 / 65.7 cubic feet (3-row, 7-passenger models)

Cargo Space 34.0 / 68.0 cubic feet

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Better Than the 2018 Ford Escape?

You've heard that Ford stands for "Fix Or Repair Daily", so you can probably expect less quality and more breakdowns from the 2018 Ford Escape. Volkswagen, on the other hand, strives for perfection. Each vehicle – including the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan – is designed with superior German engineering and quality standards. That means you will enjoy long-lasting dependability and top-notch performance. 

Volkswagen is so confident with the quality of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan that they included the Volkswagen People First Warranty. This all-new warranty has a duration of six years or 72,000 miles (whichever comes first) and offers bumper-to-bumper and powertrain (engine, transmission, and 4MOTION AWD) coverage – and it comes at no extra cost! The warranty can also transfer to the next owner if you should ever decide to sell your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. With the 2018 Ford Escape, you only get a 3-year / 36,000-mile basic warranty, along with a 5-year / 60,000-mile powertrain warranty – so you are definitely getting a better deal with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan! 

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, please contact us or visit our dealership today! 

Front profile of orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Third-row seats in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
Steering wheel and dashboard in 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Orange 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan driving through a city
Gray 2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving down a rural highway