2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Ford Escape

If you're looking for a versatile, roomy vehicle with capability to boot, an SUV is a great choice. If you also want high fuel economy ratings and better handling, you'll want to narrow down your search to just compact crossover SUVs. This segment has been growing in popularity over the last decade, which is no surprise. The compact crossover class has a lot going for it, but that also means it can be tough to choose a vehicle among it's many options. So which of these SUVs are truly the best?

Let's take a look at the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2016 Ford Escape. Both SUVs have garnered a loyal fanbase over the years and each vehicle has a lot to offer. The Tiguan and Escape are both stylish, sporty compact sedan with impressive performance and efficiency as well as a lot of great features. In fact, these two models are so similar that this comparison is a rather difficult one. Though there are not a glaring number of differences between the VW Tiguan and Ford Escape, there are a couple areas where one of these models excels.

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2016 VW Tiguan S FWD VS 2016 Ford Escape S FWD
2.0-liter, 4-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder
200 hp / 207 lb.-ft. torque Power Ratings 168 hp / 170 lb.-ft. torque
2,200 lbs Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
12 months or 10,000 miles Maintenance Warranty Not Available

Comparing the 2016 VW Tiguan and 2016 Ford Escape

Where the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan is most superior to the 2016 Ford Escape is in its power and capability, which are arguably the two most important aspects SUVs shoppers are looking for. The engine of the Tiguan is a little smaller than the engine of the Escape, but it still offers more power. The horsepower, torque, and towing capacity are all significantly higher for the 2016 VW Tiguan than the 2016 Ford Escape. Every trim level of the Tiguan also has the option of adding 4Motion All-Wheel Drive, whereas the Ford Escape only has that option on the pricier SE and Titanium trim levels.

Despite the slightly better fuel economy ratings of the Ford Escape, the Volkswagen Tiguan's more powerful and capable performance gives the VW SUV the edge in this comparison. Of course the best way to know which vehicle is the best option for you would be to take each vehicle for a test drive. The 2016 Tiguan is now available at Donaldsons Volkswagen. If you would like to learn more about the new VW Tiguan and schedule your test drive, we recommend reaching out to either our staff here at our Long Island dealership or to a VW dealer in your area.

2016 VW Tiguan exterior styling
2016 Ford Escape exterior styling
2016 VW Tiguan interior features and technology
2016 Ford Escape interior features and technology

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