Do you want to take a versatile SUV out on the streets of Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO, but aren’t sure which one you should pick? The great news is that you have many wonderful options out there. Two of the most popular models among local drivers are the 2020 VW Tiguan and Ford Escape.Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Escape would make a great choice, but you want to go with the one that’s uniquely suited to your lifestyle. We compared these two SUVs on performance, interior space, and driver-assistive features.

Read through our comparison of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Escape, then contact McDonald Volkswagen to test drive your top pick!

VW Tiguan vs Ford Escape Performance

2020 VW Tiguan vs Ford Escape Littleton CO If you want all-weather handling, then you’re in great shape with both the 2020 VW Tiguan and Ford Escape. These SUVs both have an available all-wheel -drive (AWD) system. Based on driving conditions, these AWD systems automatically adjust the torque distribution to improve handling capabilities.

They also both let you choose between several selectable drive modes, including one for slippery or snowy roadways. These drive modes optimize the performance and traction control even more.

However, when it comes to getting things moving, you may find it’s easier in the VW Tiguan. Look at the following table to see why:

2020 VW Tiguan 2020 Ford Escape
Standard Engine 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder 1.5L turbocharged 3-cylinder4
Horsepower 184 horsepower 181 horsepower
Torque 221 lb-ft of torque 190 lb-ft of torque

While they both come standard with a turbocharged engine that produces more than 180 horsepower, the VW Tiguan produces 221 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Escape, on the other hand, only produces 190 lb-ft of torque with its standard engine and would require an upgrade before a similar level of output is available. When traversing tough terrain, accelerating from a stop may be easier in the VW Tiguan thanks to its higher levels of low-end torque.

Passenger and Cargo Room

2020 VW Tiguan vs Ford Escape Littleton CO When you’re preparing for your next family getaway, it’s important to make sure that you have all the space you need. That’s why we love that both the VW Tiguan and Ford Escape have spacious interiors:

VW Tiguan Ford Escape
Seating Capacity 5 or 7 5
Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row of Seats 37.6 cubic feet 37.5 cubic feet
Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row of Seats 73.5 cubic feet 65.4 cubic feet

The Volkswagen and Ford can both seat five passengers comfortably. However, the Volkswagen Tiguan also has a 3rd-row option that can accommodate up to seven passengers. Unfortunately, the Escape makes you stop your guest list at a party of five.

Still, with these five seats filled, both 2-row SUVs have more than 37 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row. When you fold down the back seats, however, the VW Tiguan lets you pack more with its 73.5 cubic feet of total cargo room. The Escape, on the other hand, only has a maximum cargo volume of 65.4 cubic feet, so you may have to leave a few things behind.

When you choose the 3rd-row configuration of the VW Tiguan, you get a maximum cargo volume of 65.7 cubic feet, which is comparable to the total cargo volume in the Ford Escape.

Will You Drive the VW Tiguan or Ford Escape?

Now that you know more about the VW Tiguan and Ford Escape, which will you choose to drive around Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock, CO? If you’re a fan of what the Volkswagen SUV has to offer, our team at McDonald Volkswagen can put you behind the wheel.

Contact us to test drive the VW Tiguan today!

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