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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 23 - 44 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 27 - 29
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Escape will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Escape will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Escape is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Ford Escape has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Escape is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.