2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2017 Ford Escape

Comfortable, reliable, and spacious, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is perfect for Long Beach drivers. The Tiguan is an incredibly versatile vehicle that's perfect for both your morning commute and those weekend adventures. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the 2017 Ford Escape, then see the elegance and the utility of the Tiguan for yourself at Pacific Volkswagen!


Sporting a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder V6 engine, the 2017 Tiguan offers drivers a comfortable 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of available torque. This gives the Tiguan a robust and confident ride – enough to tackle those Torrance commutes – but it’s not too aggressive and handles with ease. Its front-wheel drivetrain gives it a powerful and assured performance, and its multi-link coil spring rear suspension affords the Tiguan an adaptable ride. And with a 102.5-inch wheelbase, the Tiguan offers exceptionally tight handling.

In comparison, the 2017 Escape features a 2.5L iVCT engine, which offers drivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. That disadvantage in power doesn’t come at a significant advantage in fuel economy, though, and the EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon city of the Escape only very narrowly edges out the EPA-estimated 20 mpg city of the Tiguan. The Escape also features a longer wheelbase, which keeps it from handling with the same nuance and precision as the Tiguan. And with an independent double lateral-link semi-trailing arm, the Escape doesn’t offer the same versatile performance as the Tiguan.


Next, let’s see what offerings each vehicle has available for drivers. We’ll start by looking at the 2017 Tiguan:

  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces

  • Heated seats

  • Eight-speaker audio system

  • Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect

  • Trailer roll stability program

  • Hydraulic brake assist

Now, let’s see what features are available on the 2017 Escape:

  • Cloth seats

  • Six-speaker audio system

  • Available SYNC technology

  • Brake support

Which Vehicle is Right for you?

The 2017 Ford Escape may offer a comfortable ride, but it lacks the versatility of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. Offering more power, as well as a wider selection of interior features, the Tiguan is perfect for both commutes and road trips. It has the smooth and graceful ride that is ideal for highway, but it also offers the rugged and robust performance that makes more adventurous rides fun. While the Escape puts up a good fight, it simply can't beat the The Tiguan's exceptional performance and features.

Learn More About the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Today

If you’re a driver in the Manhattan Beach area, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is perfect for you. To learn more about it and about how it compares to the 2017 Ford Escape, you can contact us online or call us at (855) 975-9783. You can also stop in at 14900 Hindry Ave. in Hawthorne, CA and see us about a test drive today!