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2021 Ford Escape vs. 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Picture of the 2021 Ford Escape

2021 Ford

MSRP*: $25,555 to $36,455
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2022 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $25,995 to $36,595
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MPG - City 23 - 44 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 28 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 65.7 - 73.5 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 165 - 250 hp 184 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 185.1 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 36.5 - 38.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 - 39.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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

The Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Tiguan, with comparable head- and legroom. 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.

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

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). Whether you pick the Ford Escape or the Volkswagen Tiguan, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

The Ford Escape has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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.

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Ford Escape has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Ford Escape than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.