2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

When comparing two beloved SUVs such as the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2018 Ford Escape, it’s an important to examine both vehicles from a variety of angles. We’ve compared what both vehicles bring to the table in terms of device integration, performance and interior space.

Drivers who value personalization will be happy to know that both the 2018 Tiguan and the 2018 Escape are available in four trim levels. The 2018 Escape can be purchased in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trims while the 2018 Tiguan is available in S, SE, SEL and SEL Premium trims. The 2018 Tiguan is more powerful than the 2018 Escape, featuring a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 184 horsepower compared to the 2018 Escape’s 168-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Ford Escape

4 Trim Levels 4
184 Horsepower 168
138.7 cubic feet EPA Interior Volume 132.7 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional

2018 VW Tiguan Storage Space & Connectivity

The interior volume measurements of both SUVs show that the 2018 Tiguan is slightly more spacious, providing passengers with 138.7 cubic feet of total cabin space compared to the 2018 Escape’s 132.7 cubic feet.

The 2018 Tiguan also provides drivers with more options than the 2018 Escape in terms of smart device connectivity. Volkswagen Car-Net, a variety of smartphone-enabled services, is supported by every 2018 Tiguan. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both supported as standard features in all 2018 Tiguan models, but is only available for select 2018 Escape trims.

List of available 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comfort & convenience features: Interior air filtration, heated steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, electric power steering, an overhead storage compartment, a leather steering wheel, keyless ignition, front seatback storage, climate control, turn signal in mirrors, front and rear cupholders, a cooled storage compartment, adaptive cruise control, turn signal in mirrors and an electrochromatic inside rearview mirror.