2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape

Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, VS icon, and black 2019 Ford Escape

Are you thinking about buying a compact SUV? We encourage you to check out the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. The new Tiguan impresses on many levels, with its sleek design, excellent performance, off-road capabilities, spacious and versatile interior, and generous warranty coverage. One of the VW Tiguan’s compact SUV competitors is the Ford Escape. Take a look at this 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape comparison to see how they measure up.

A big advantage that the 2019 Tiguan has over the 2019 Escape is its spacious cabin. While the Tiguan offers seating for up to seven people and has a total passenger volume of 123.9 cu-ft, the Escape only offers seating for up to five people and has a total passenger volume of only 98.1 cu-ft. The Escape also offers more storage space, with a maximum cargo capacity of 73.5 cu-ft, compared to 68 cu-ft for the Escape.

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan VS 2019 Ford Escape
73.5 cu-ft Max. Cargo Capacity 68 cu-ft
7 Max. Seating Capacity 5
184-hp/221 lb-ft Base Engine Output (Horsepower/Torque) 168-hp/170 lb-ft
6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty

2019 VW Tiguan vs 2019 Ford Escape: Which compact SUV is better?

Under the hood of the 2019 Tiguan is the sophisticated 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine, which doles out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base 2.5-liter I-4 engine in the 2019 Escape delivers an output of only 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Escape has a six-speed automatic transmission. Additional performance advantages of the Tiguan include a shorter stopping distance, larger available wheels, and a longer wheelbase. While both SUVs offer an available all-wheel drive system, the Tiguan has a higher ground clearance (7.9” vs 7.8”), making it more suitable for off-road use.

Another advantage of the 2019 Tiguan is its very generous warranty coverage. The 2019 Escape comes with a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty. Check out the 2019 VW Tiguan at Volkswagen of Santa Monica, and compare the Tiguan vs. Tiguan Limited! We'll help you take a look at all of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan configurations while you're here.

Are you a compact SUV shopper in the West Los Angeles-area? Check out the 2019 VW Tiguan at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!


Rear view of orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Dashboard and black front seats in 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Overhead view of rain falling on an orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Grey seats in 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan