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Ford EcoSport vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

In comparing the Ford EcoSport to the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Ford EcoSport has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford EcoSport versus the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Volkswagen Tiguan is a better car than the Ford EcoSport.

Ford EcoSport versus Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford EcoSport ranges from $17,299 to $24,965 while a used Volkswagen Tiguan from the same model year range is priced between $21,496 to $31,988. For a new model, the Ford EcoSport's price is between $22,751 and $29,886, with the Volkswagen Tiguan priced between $28,714 and $39,574.

Ford EcoSport versus Volkswagen Tiguan Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford EcoSport is 7.1 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Tiguan's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Ford EcoSport being ranked 38 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Volkswagen Tiguan being ranked 35 out of 61.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford EcoSport’s base engine makes 166 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Tiguan base engine makes 184 horsepower. The EcoSport is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. The Tiguan is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 474 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volkswagen Tiguan, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Ford EcoSport, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear leg room and trunk space. The Ford EcoSport and Volkswagen Tiguan are comparable in regards to front head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford EcoSport has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Ford EcoSport has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volkswagen Tiguan has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Ford EcoSport

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,751 - $29,886

Used Asking Price:

$17,299 - $24,965

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,714 - $39,574

Used Asking Price:

$21,496 - $31,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 18
10 / 18
18 / 18
36 / 61
38 / 61
39 / 61
52 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 31
14 / 14
16 / 24
16 / 24
17 / 24
21 / 31
21 / 21
22 / 31
26 / 31
28 / 28
30 / 61
33 / 61
35 / 61
50 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact sport utility vehicle with a reputation for engaging driving dynamics and upscale interior materials. The Tiguan has become VW’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. and is currently in its second generation, with new models averaging $30,442 and 3-year-old models averaging $22,319.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • New generation is roomier and more fuel efficient
  • Optional three-row seating is occasionally useful
  • Driving dynamics are engaging

  • Acceleration not as strong as some competitors
  • Fuel efficiency could be better
  • First-generation’s cargo space was limited

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

S, SE, SES, Titanium

Trim Levels

SE 4Motion, SE, SEL R-Line 4Motion, SE R-Line Black 4Motion, SE R-Line Black, S 4Motion, S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

166 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

149 foot-lbs @ 4450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

184 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

313 / 394 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 474 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

112.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

12 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3360 lbs

Width:

81 inches

Height:

65.1 inches

Length:

161.3 inches

Wheelbase:

99.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3765 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

66.4 inches

Length:

186.1 inches

Wheelbase:

109.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P215/65R17