2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

It’s easy to see why crossover SUVs have taken off so dramatically in the automotive market. With more interior and cargo space than sedans, along with better visibility and a higher driving position, they’re a great way to cruise with your family in style. At the same time, they increasingly drop the stiff fuel-economy and rough ride quality of a full-size truck-based SUV. And they just look a heck of a lot cooler than a minivan.

Two premier crossovers that bring these benefits in spades are the 2019 Ford Escape and the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. Both offer quality rides and ample space for passengers and cargo, all amidst sleek styling and cutting-edge features. We made a handy graph to help tease out the differences between the two and help decide which vehicle is right for you.

2019 Ford Escape


2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

$24,105 Starting MSRP $24,295
25 mpg Fuel Economy (combined) 25 mpg
5 Seating Capacity 7
34, 68 with seats folded Cargo Volume (cu.ft.) 12, 33 with seats folded

2019 Ford Escape Cargo Volume

Significantly more cargo volume is brought to the table via the 2019 Ford Escape’s voluminous interior room. It more than doubles the space of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. Volkswagen wanted to deliver size with the Tiguan, but it seems Ford still has a better handle on this decidedly American trait. The 2019 Tiguan does offer a third row of seats that, albeit cramped, can offer some extra seating in a pinch.

Test Drive the 2019 Ford Escape near Brainerd MN

The most standout feature of the 2019 Ford Escape is how fun it is to drive; it’s simply a responsive, well-handling and powerful ride. A firm suspension and supportive seats keep occupants comfortable, while the quality materials and well-made cabin create a pleasant environment to spend time in. This model was significantly refreshed back in 2017, and the 2019 Escape maintains and improves the interior and exterior style updates, fresh tech and safety features, and selection of athletic, lively engine options that make it such a strong contender in the highly-competitive crossover segment.

Interested in learning more about the 2019 Ford Escape, or taking one out for yourself on a test drive? Stop by Kimber Creek Ford or contact us via the button below!