2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape

Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and black 2019 Ford Escape

When it comes to compact SUVs, there’s only one model that reigns supreme and that is the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. This compact VW vehicle not only provides an impressively spacious interior for its size but the performance this Volkswagen provides is unlike any other on the market.

By featuring six different trim levels in its lineup, the 2019 Tiguan offers a perfect fit for any driver and any lifestyle. There are few vehicles that can compare with what the VW Tiguan has to offer. We often get asked why drivers should choose the Tiguan over one of its competitors and that is why we’ve put together this 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape comparison. Keep reading to learn more about the 2019 Tiguan from Carter Volkswagen.

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape
$24,295 MSRP $24,105
2.0-liter TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and direct fuel injection Base engine 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine
8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift®
S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line®, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-line® Trim levels S, SE, SEL, and Titanium

What Are the Differences Between the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2019 Ford Escape?

For just $24,295, drivers can get behind the wheel of a new 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. The VW Tiguan is available in S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line®, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-line® trim levels, meaning there is a model that is fit for every driver. The competing 2019 Ford Escape starts off at a comparable cost of $24,105, but the Escape offers just four trim levels in its lineup, meaning there is less variety in terms of performance and available features.

The 2019 Tiguan is powered by a standard 2.0-liter TSI® engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. Base VW Tiguan models running on this power duo generate 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of maximum torque. While behind the wheel of a 2019 Tiguan, drivers earn an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway mpg. The competing 2019 Ford Escape is powered by a base 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift®. The Ford Escape earns an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway mpg on the road.

Technology fills the interior of the 2019 Tiguan, offering both entertainment and safety features. Some of the standard and available features in the 2019 VW Tiguan include Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Driver Personalization, Coming/Leaving Home, Intelligent Crash Response System, Forward Collision Warning, a Composition Color 6.5-inch touch screen, and more.

 

Side view of orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Steering wheel and dashboard in 2019 Volkswagen Tigaun
Seating in 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan driving