2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Ford Escape Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

The small SUV and crossover segment is perhaps the most competitive in the entire automotive industry -- and the all-new 2020 Ford Escape is the latest salvo from Detroit in this segment. But can it compete with the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan? Find out below, where we've compared both models side-by-side. With a superior warranty, more standard features, greater capacity and more standard power, the 2020 VW Tiguan is a better value for Southern California families. Read on to discover just why it is we think so.

VW Tiguan Third Row

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Size & Capacity

The Ford Escape has an all-new design for 2020, but it's still only available as a two-row SUV. If you're looking for something that can carry more kids in this price range, you'd do well to consider the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. With an optional third row, you can seat up to seven passengers! Or, select the two-row model for even greater cargo room. In either case, the middle seats have a 40-20-40 split so it's easy to configure for more passengers and cargo alike. You can get almost 10 additional cubic feet of cargo room in the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan!  The five-passenger 2020 Ford Escape also has a 60-40 rear seat split.

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VW Tiguan Alloy Wheels

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Features & Technology

Though its all-new for 2020, the entry-level 2020 Ford Escape still lacks the latest technology features our customers are looking for. For example, the standard Ford SYNC® multimedia system features a static screen and provides smartphone pairing through Bluetooth® only. By contrast, you get a standard 6.5" touchscreen display complete with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on each and every 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan! You'll have to pay for a trim level upgrade to get these features on the Ford Escape.

You also get a more premium exterior from the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. It comes with standard alloy wheels, standard roof rails and heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors. On the 2020 Ford Escape, you get standard steel wheels and these other features will cost you extra as options.

VW Tiguan In The Rain

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Performance & Drive

If you want more power from the 2020 Ford Escape, you can have it -- but it'll cost you. A bigger, more powerful engine and a couple of hybrid powertrains are available options, but the entry-level engine in the 2020 Ford Escape just isn't all that powerful. Choose the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan instead and you'll get an extra 31 lb-ft of torque for greater responsiveness! You also get a couple extra horsepower, but you're not likely to notice such a small difference.

Both SUVs come with an 8-speed automatic transmission for an efficient drive and smooth shifts, and you can add all-wheel drive as an available option.

VW Tiguan Blind Spot Monitor

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Safety & Maintenance

When it comes to safety, these two cars have a lot in common. They both come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. These features can help you avoid an accident by intervening automatically! And in the event you are involved in a crash, both cars can protect you and your loved ones. Both earned flawless crash test scores and a 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

But with an extra year and 14,000 additional miles of bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, you'll be covered longer against defect or premature failure, so you get more peace of mind behind the wheel of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. Best of all, for the first two years you own your new VW Tiguan, you won't have to spend a dime in maintenance! We'll cover all oil changes, tire rotations and other procedures recommended by Volkswagen at no cost to you. The 2020 Ford Escape comes with a more typical warranty and lacks any included maintenance.

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How The VW Tiguan Gives You Even More Value

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2020 Ford Escape cost nearly the exact same price -- but, as you've seen above, the 2020 VW Tiguan gives you more utility, more style, more technology and two years of complimentary included maintenance. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan has a starting MSRP of $24,945, and it's the best value in this segment. Learn more and take one for a spin during your test drive at McKenna Volkswagen in Huntington Beach!

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan2020 Ford Escape
$24,945Starting MSRP*$24,885
184Standard Horsepower181
221Standard Torque (lb-ft)190
1,500 lbsStandard Towing CapacityNot Recommended w/ Standard Engine
5 Or 7 OccupantsPassenger Capacity5 Occupants
73.5 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume65.4 cu ft
4 Years / 50,000 MilesBumper-To-Bumper Warranty3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 MilesIncluded MaintenanceNone
StandardForward Collision Warning / Auto Emergency BrakingStandard
2020 Top Safety PickIIHS Safety Accolade2020 Top Safety Pick

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.