2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Ford Escape

Can’t decide between the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs the 2018 Ford Escape? We’re here to help. With so many choices available to drivers looking for a small crossover SUV, it can be difficult to determine the differences between models. We’ve put together a comparison between two of the top competitors in the segment to help drivers decide which SUV best fits their needs.

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Ford Escape are 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 the two SUVs may be equivalent in terms of personalization, drivers should note the difference in interior volume: 135.9 cubic feet for the 2018 Tiguan, while the 2018 Escape features only 132.7 cubic feet.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Ford Escape

4 Trim Levels 4
135.9 cu.ft. Interior Volume 132.7 cu.ft.
Standard Touchscreen Display Optional
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Technology Systems

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comes equipped with several standard technology features that are exclusive to higher trims of the 2018 Ford Escape. While every 2018 Tiguan model includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, only two of the 2018 Ford Escape’s four trims come standard with a touchscreen interface.

Smartphone integration is available for both vehicles. However, all 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan trims come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while only higher trims of the 2018 Escape support these services.

Standard 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan comfort & convenience features include: Air conditioning, overhead storage console, front seatback storage, cruise control, steering wheel-mounted audio system controls, turn signal mirrors, a cooled storage compartment, dual-illuminating vanity mirrors, front and rear door pockets, electric power steering, front and rear cupholders, a rearview camera, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and interior air filtration.