Consumers have a multitude of choices for the compact SUV segment, but a model that elevates above the rest is the outstanding 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. Redesigned for the 2018 model-year, the new Tiguan boasts a sleek new look, a spacious and versatile interior, excellent performance, and advanced driver assistance technologies. See how the new Tiguan dominates the compact SUV competition in this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape comparison.
On the performance front, the 2018 Tiguan comes equipped with the 2.0-liter EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which generates 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base 2.5-liter I-4 engine in the 2018 Escape only manages 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. For optimum handling and traction over uneven terrains and in challenging weather conditions, you can get the Tiguan's available 4Motion all-wheel drive system with Active Control.
Another advantage of the Tiguan is its spacious and versatile interior. It offers seating arrangements for either five or seven passengers, with a passenger volume of up to 123.9 cu-ft. In comparison, the Escape offers seating for only five passengers, with a passenger volume of 98.1 cu-ft. You can easily load up your gear in the Tiguan with its maximum cargo capacity of 73.5 cu-ft, compared to 68 cu-ft for the Escape. Also, the split-fold 40/20/40 2nd-row provides a great deal of cargo flexibility. Also, for the 7-passenger Tiguan models, the 3rd-row has a 50/50 split.
Just like the rest of the 2018 Volkswagen models, the 2018 Tiguan comes with a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. In comparison, the 2018 Escape only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60-miles powertrain warranty.
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