Consumers have a myriad of choices for the popular compact SUV segment, but a vehicle that stands out from the pack is the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, with its sleek design, excellent driving characteristics, roomy interior, high-level utility, and very generous warranty coverage. Are you curious to find out how the new Tiguan stacks up against the compact SUV competition? Check out this 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape comparison.
The 2018 Tiguan offers a roomier interior. It can fit up to seven passengers and has a total passenger volume of 123.9 cu-ft. The 2018 Escape can fit up to five passengers and has a total passenger volume of 98.1 cu-ft. You can store more of your gear in the Tiguan as well. It boasts a maximum cargo capacity of 73.5 cu-ft, while the Escape only offers up to 68 cu-ft of cargo space.
Under the hood of the 2018 Tiguan is the state-of-the-art 2.0-liter four-cylinder EA888 turbocharged engine, which churns out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. These output numbers are considerably higher than the 2018 Escape's 2.5-liter I-4 base engine, which produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Do you enjoy heading off the beaten path? With the Tiguan's 4Motion all-wheel drive system with Active Control, you'll conquer the trails with ease.
Repair costs can really add up with a vehicle over the long haul. Volkswagen alleviates much of this concern with the Tiguan's very generous 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. With the Escape, you'll only have the backing of a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.
Here at Pacific Volkswagen, we invite compact SUV shoppers from the South Bay of Los Angeles to test drive the 2018 VW Tiguan!