Compare Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 2013 Ford Escape 2013 Honda CR-V
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 2013 Ford Escape 2013 Honda CR-V
2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S w/Sunroof
  • 4WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr Auto S w/Sunroof
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4WD 4dr Auto SE
  • 4WD 4dr Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SEL
  • 4WD 4dr Auto SEL
FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • 4WD 4dr SEL
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium
2WD 5dr LX
  • 2WD 5dr LX
  • AWD 5dr LX
  • 2WD 5dr EX
  • AWD 5dr EX
  • 2WD 5dr EX-L
  • 2WD 5dr EX-L w/RES
  • AWD 5dr EX-L
  • 2WD 5dr EX-L w/Navi
  • AWD 5dr EX-L w/RES
  • AWD 5dr EX-L w/Navi


MSRP $22,995 $22,470 $22,795
Invoice $22,075 $21,178 $21,413
Avg. Paid $14,835 $15,043 $17,988

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 7.4 8.8
Critics' Rating 7.6 8.0 9.0
Performance 8.1 8.0 7.6
Interior 8.1 7.2 8.0
Cost to Own 8.8 9.0 9.0
Safety 8.4 8.5 9.2
Reliability 4.0 2.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Athletic performance
  • High-quality cabin
  • Nimble handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Drives smaller than it is
  • Lots of standard tech features for the class
  • Small cargo area
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Some cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle


Wheelbase(in) 102.500 105.900 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 174.300 178.100 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.200 72.400 71.6
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 66.300 65.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door
Power Third Passenger Door
Fourth Passenger Door
Power Fourth Passenger Door
Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover
Stepside Pickup Box
Convertible Hardtop
Convertible Soft Top
Dual Moonroof
Sun/Moon Roof
Panoramic Roof
Fixed Sunroof
Manual Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Sunroof Sunshield
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Targa Roof
Running Boards Optional Optional
Power Retractable Running Boards
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3598 3305

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain
Tires - Front Highway
Tires - Front On/Off Road
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Front Touring
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain
Tires - Rear Highway
Tires - Rear On/Off Road
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Tires - Rear Touring
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels
Wheel Locks Standard Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard
Wire Wheel Covers


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps
Rear Seat Heat Ducts
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Universal Garage Door Opener
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
Mirror Memory
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors
Power Passenger Mirror
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
All Wheel Steering
Manual Steering
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.300 98.100 104.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.100 39.900 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.100 40.400 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.200 56.000 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.800 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.000 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.800 36.800 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800 55.300 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.400 53.1
Third Leg Room (in)
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fifth Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 56.100 68.100 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.800 34.300 37.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls
Satellite Radio
Premium Sound System
Entertainment System
Hard Disk Drive

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard
Cell Phone
Cell Phone Hookup


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats
Premium Synthetic Seats
Vinyl Seats
Additional Rear Seat
Cooled Driver Seat
Cooled Passenger Seat
Cooled Rear Seat
Heated Driver Seat
Heated Passenger Seat
Heated Rear Seat
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory
Power Driver Seat
Power Passenger Seat
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat
Split Bench Seat
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Air Bag
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Night Vision
Adjustable Pedals
Rollover Protection System
Front Tow Hooks
Rear Tow Hooks
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release
Blind Spot Monitor
Auto-Leveling Headlights
Lane Departure Warning


Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential
Locking Rear Differential
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive
Dual Rear Wheels
10 Cylinder Engine
12 Cylinder Engine
3 Cylinder Engine
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
V6 Cylinder Engine
8 Cylinder Engine
Electric Motor
High Output
Rotary engine
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 5100-6000 168 @ 6000 185 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 207 @ 1700-5000 170 @ 4500 163 @ 4400
Transmission Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter 39.400 37.000 37.0


Gasoline/Natural Gas Bi-Fuel
Gasoline/Propane Bi-Fuel
Diesel Fuel
Electric Fuel System
Flex Fuel/Electric Hybrid
Flexible Fuel Capability
Hybrid Fuel
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
Natural Gas Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Flex Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Gas
Propane Fuel
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.800 15.100 15.3


Active Suspension System
Air Suspension
Side Stance / Highrider Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Suspension Type - Rear


Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
1-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Trans
Manual Standard
Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
10-Speed Manual
4-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual Standard
7-Speed Manual
8-Speed Manual
9-Speed Manual
Transmission Overdrive Switch

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