2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2016 Ford Escape

Volkswagen is on the cutting edge of crossover SUV design. Models like the VW Touareg show what the platform is really capable of doing when it is given the proper components to succeed. In order to be successful, a crossover SUV must be nimble, adaptable and pleasing to drive. Comparing two of the top options in the class, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2016 Ford Escape show how automakers can take divergent paths to get to the same goal. As far as the class has come, the 2016 Touareg is able to outperform the 2016 Escape in just about every way that is commonly used to compare vehicles of this type.

Independent reviews have heavily praised the interior of the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. Because of the very nature of its design, the 2016 Touareg offers plenty of room for each of its five passengers to stretch out and be comfortable. The second row seat will comfortably hold three people and can recline and even travel more than six inches forward and back for a maximum amount of flexibility. Both vehicles are fairly equal in terms of maximum storage space. However, because of the more squared design of the 2016 VW Touareg, owners might find the rear cargo easier to use than what is found with the 2016 Ford Escape.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2016 Ford Escape

2016 VW Touareg Vs. 2016 Escape
3.6-liter, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Six-Speed Automatic
280/266 Horsepower/Torque 240/270
7,716 lbs. Towing 3,500 lbs.

Performance of the 2016 Touareg

Drivers looking for a vehicle that will help them do just about anything they could want couldn’t do much better than the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg, available at Vic Bailey VW. The most popular powertrain combination starts with the 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission with the proprietary 4Motion all-wheel drive system is the standard setup. This is more than enough to allow drivers of the 2016 Touareg to do what they please. By comparison, the 2016 Ford Escape offers a number of different powertrains. None of which match the output of the Touareg. Additionally, the VW crossover SUV can tow more than twice as much as the Escape.

Plenty of cargo/seating room in 2016 VW Touareg
Plenty of technology for 2016 VW Touareg vs. 2016 Escape
2016 VW Touareg is more fun to drive than 2016 Ford Escape
comfortable seating options 2016 VW Touareg vs. 2016 Ford Escape

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