2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

Trying to decide between the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2018 Ford Escape? It can be difficult to choose between these crossover SUVs, as they’re both practical vehicles with a generous amount of standard features and cargo space. However, detail-oriented drivers will note some key differences between the two.

The 2018 Tiguan and the 2018 Escape are both offered in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium for the 2018 Tiguan and S, SE, SEL and Titanium for the 2018 Escape. While both SUVs feature the same number of trims, the 2018 Tiguan’s trims provide more value. For example, the 2018 Tiguan’s base trim supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while the 2018 Escape’s base trim does not.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Ford Escape

4 Trim Levels 4
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available
184 Standard Horsepower 179
221 ft-lbs. Standard Torque 177 ft-lbs.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Performance & Comfort

Drivers looking for a reliable, strong engine will prefer the 2018 Tiguan over the 2018 Escape. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine which produces 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. This is more powerful than the 2018 Ford Escape’s standard engine, which outputs 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.

Every 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan features an eight-speed automatic transmission system. Front-wheel drive is standard for all models, though all-wheel drive is available as an option. Standard 2018 Tiguan features include roof rails, adaptive foglights, a six-speaker sound system and heated side mirrors.

Standard 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comfort & convenience features include: An overhead console with a storage bin, turn signal in mirrors, cruise control, front seatback storage, air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted audio system controls, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, electric power steering, door pockets, a cooled storage compartment and front/rear cupholders.