2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the most popular SUVs in the compact SUV segment for those who enjoy driving their SUVs. The Tiguan is a fun, dynamic, sporty and refined SUV that gives you a little more than average in the segment.

We notice the difference when comparing the Tiguan to its competition, as for example when compared to the Ford Escape. Before we start, let's be clear, the goal here is not to belittle the Escape. We simply want to highlight the elements that make the Volkswagen Tiguan stand out in comparison with the Escape.

Then it's up to you to see if it fits your needs. Let's take a closer look at the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Ford Escape.

A more powerful turbo engine standard for the Volkswagen Tiguan

It's quite easy to dissect the range of engines offered in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. In fact, there's only one engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. couple. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In the case of the Ford Escape, there are more engine options, but if we put everything on an equal playing field price wise, power is down compared to the Tiguan. Indeed, the 2019 Ford Escape is powered out of the gate by a four-cylinder engine with 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque which is significantly less than the base Tiguan engine.

We notice the difference immediately on the road with the Tiguan offering more direct and confident. The same goes when we talk about the optional engine in the Escape, the 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost.

The latter offers more power, but with 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, it still lacking a bit.

In short, at an equal price, the Tiguan will be more dynamic and faster while being a little more fuel efficient.

It also offers a larger trunk and the ability to add a third row of seats to carry up to 7 passengers.

In short, when we talk about power and interior space, the Tiguan has the upper hand on the Escape. Contact us today at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen to learn more about the new Tiguan.