2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Offering a superior blend of interior space, power and efficiency, we’re not surprised crossover SUVs have rocketed in popularity. In the market, two popular picks that really live up to the crossover spirit of ease and practicality are the 2019 Ford Escape and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. See how these two top contenders compare when we pit them against each other in this model comparison.

A major distinction between the two crossovers is in seating capacity. Sporting a three-row layout, the Tiguan offers seating for up to 7 passengers, while the Escape offers seating for 5. The Tiguan may pack an extra pair of seats, but it comes at a cost. Tiguan passengers see .8 inches less legroom in the second row and a whopping 2.9 inches less legroom in the front seats compared to the Escape.

2019 Ford Escape


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 

$24,105 Starting MSRP  $24,295
5 passengers Seating Capacity 7 passengers
34.0 cubic feet Cargo Space 12.0 cubic feet
3,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.

Comparing the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Cargo Space and Feature Offerings

Tiguan drivers pay the price in cargo space as well. The Volkswagen SUV’s 12.0 cubic feet of cargo space gives nearly 3x less space than the Escape's cargo area which measures at 34.0 cubic feet. The Escape’s low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading that cargo easier with a lift-over height of just 27.3 inches. The Tiguan’s 29.4-inch liftover makes loading heavy items more of a challenge.

Another factor that sets the Escape and the Tiguan apart is their feature offerings. Ford has done an exceptional job packing the Escape’s cabin with clever tech options to craft a simpler driving experience. An available easy entry system automatically glides the driver’s seat back whenever the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making for easy entry and exit from the driver’s seat. The model’s standard speed-sensitive wipers automatically speed up when the vehicle does so there’s no need to adjust wiper speed as you accelerate. Dislike city parking? No problem! The Escape’s available Active Park Assist system does the hard work, leaving you to operate just the speed and braking. Tiguan drivers looking to enjoy any of these features are out of luck.