Compare 2018 VW Tiguan vs Ford Escape | Merrillville, IN

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Escape

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

Modern cars are expected to do everything and do everything well. Manufacturers are constantly pushing to refine every aspect of their vehicles, from implementing tech to getting better performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. All of those improvements have to be both cost effective and reliable, by the way, because one bad year can ruin a model lineup forever.

Through diligence, determination and expertise, Volkswagen has produced an SUV that checks all of the boxes. The newly redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has it all, including impressive tech, sporty performance and bulletproof reliability. All it takes to recognize the Tiguan brilliance is to compare it to the Ford Escape, one of the best selling SUVs in the segment.


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S

2018 Ford Escape

Fuel Economy

22 City / 27 Highway MPG**

21 City / 29 Highway MPG**


184 horsepower

168 horsepower

Standard Engine

2.0-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

2.5-liter I4

Powertrain Warranty

6 Year / 72,000 Miles

5 Year / 60,000 Miles


While the Ford Escape offers a number of features, the Volkswagen Tiguan has earned praise for both the amount of features it has, as well as the streamlined and intuitive manner in which they are presented. The available 12.3" Digital Cockpit is straight out of a science fiction novel, and has earned VW a great deal of praise. App integration, premium sound and easy to use digital interface options keep you connected but not distracted. An available full safety suite will ensure you arrive at your destination; from front monitoring to cross, rear and blind spot monitoring, lane assist, adaptive cruise control and the highly impressive pedestrian monitoring makes sure your car is paying attention, even if you aren't. Ford offers many similar features, though the Escape has not won similar praise for its efforts.


When people think of exhilarating driving, they often dream of Mediterranean coastal roads, winding up and down the mountain with breathtaking views. It may sound like something from a corny commercial, or straight out of a James Bond movie, but those types of roads are exactly what Volkswagen designed the 2018 Tiguan to tackle: challenging, winding roads with elevation changes. The Tiguan is also engineered to shine on the German Autobahn, producing stable driving dynamics even at extraordinary high speeds. The Tiguan is also very well regarded for its ability to handle in-climate weather and the rough terrain of city driving. With a standard 4-cylinder engine producing 185hp, as opposed to the Escape's standard 165hp, the Tiguan European heritage gives it an edge in performance.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior


When it comes to value, there is no room for debate; the 2018 Tiguan takes the cake. Volkswagen has produced the single greatest warranty available on the road: 6 year, 72,000 mile bumper to bumper coverage. The Ford Escape, by contrast, only offers 3 years and 36,000 miles, which isn't necessarily bumper to bumper coverage. That's six years of worry free driving from Volkswagen, as opposed to only three years with the Ford. It gets even better as the 2018 Tiguan S trim comes in at the very friendly price of $25,195*. This seems like an obvious win for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Test Drive Today!

With its rich features, European driving dynamics and exceptional value, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a new chapter for this best-selling SUV. One test drive will have you appreciating just how great the Tiguan is. Contact our VW dealership in Merrillville to set up a test drive today. Our professional staff will get everything set up so you can experience this amazing vehicle.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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