The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Compared to the 2022 Ford Escape

Each year, the Volkswagen Tiguan has to bring its best to the table. Why? Because there will always be another SUV looking to knock the Tiguan down a few notches. But, it's hard for any other SUV in its class to compete against the Tiguan's exquisite comfort, technology, and convenience. VW vehicles provide stiff competition for other vehicles in their class. Let's see how the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan matches up with the 2022 Ford Escape.

Interior Design

Volkswagen Tiguan

No matter what curveballs the weather throws at you, you'll always be prepared with the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. At the standard level, you'll have interior features like heated front seats, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped gearshift knob, and a carpeted cargo area with tie-down hooks. But you can experience much more with the right upgrades.

The Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control is designed to improve travel conditions for each passenger. Heated and ventilated seats are thoughtful additions to the front row of the cabin. V-Tex leatherette surfaces provide excellent touch to a luxuriously designed interior.

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape offers standard cloth seating at the base level. But, convenient upgrades are plentiful with the Ford Escape. Features include automatic temperature control, heated front-row seats, and a heated steering wheel. With the right upgrades, any commute in Riverhead Bay can turn into a pleasant experience inside the Ford Escape.


Volkswagen Tiguan

Standard features include a backup camera, intelligent crash response system, automatic post-collision braking, and six stability-enhancing systems. But, if you decide to upgrade to the reassuring IQ.DRIVE, you'll have accident-reducing features across the board. You'll have an extra pair of eyes on the road with blind spot management, rear cross-traffic alert, and other premium driver assistance features.

Your safety extends beyond driver assistance and into the design of your vehicle. The VW Tiguan has front and rear crumple zones to help absorb energy in case of an incident. You're also enclosed inside a safety cage engineered to distribute impact energy away from you and your passengers if an accident occurs.

Ford Escape

The Ford Co-Pilot360™ will give you the confidence you need to merge onto the highway without worries. With features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Braking, BLIS® with Cross-traffic alert to help you change lanes without incident, and available Active Park Assist 2.0 to help you parallel park into tight spots.


Volkswagen Tiguan

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility is standard, as well as a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The standard 6.5-inch infotainment screen can be upgraded to a robust 8-inch display with a 10.3-inch digital cluster instrument. Higher trim levels include a 480-watt, nine-speaker audiophiles sound system for an enhanced listening experience.

Ford Escape

The bare bones standard level starts with a basic 4.2-inch radio display and AM/FM radio as the sole entertainment features. So, if you're looking for the larger 8-inch infotainment screen with Ford's SYNC 3 technology, you'll have to upgrade to the SE trim or above. As you climb trim levels, you'll have entertainment features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connections, a Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker sound system, and a 12.3-inch digital cluster instrument.


Volkswagen Tiguan

The Turbocharged 2.5L, 4-cylinder engine inside each VW Tiguan model delivers 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. You can switch between four different all-wheel-drive modes at the turn of a dial; snow, on-road, off-road, and off-road custom. The VW signature 4Motion All-Wheel Drive helps distribute traction and control between the front and rear wheels for maximum stability.

Ford Escape

The new Ford Escape comes with a variety of powertrain options. The base model is equipped with a 1.5L turbocharged engine with 181 horsepower. Higher trim levels include a 2.0L with 250 horsepower. The available Class II Trailer Tow Package enables up to 3,500 lbs. of towing strength. And, for those off-road treks, you'll have five different driving modes to handle any terrain.

Riverhead Bay Volkswagen

Now that you have one of the VW Tiguan's competitors right in front of you, which choice will you make? You can check out our selection at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen and schedule your test drive today. We'd love to see what you look like in the driver's seat of a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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