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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
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $22,995 $22,470 $22,795
Invoice $22,075 $21,178 $21,413
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 7.7 8.8
Critics' Rating 7.2 8.0 8.9
Performance 8.0 8.0 7.5
Interior 7.9 7.1 8.0
Safety 8.9 9.3 9.7
Reliability 2.5 2.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Car-like handling
  • Powerful engine
  • High-quality cabin
  • Excellent safety score
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
  • Spacious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Impressive standard tech features
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Small cargo hold
  • Gets expensive with options
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Lacks powerful engine options

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 3598 3305

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Standard Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

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
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.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
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

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
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

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.