North Georgia Ford Compares 2019 Ford Edge VS 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Near Calhoun, GA

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2019 Ford Edge

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the Edge inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Tiguan doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

To prevent power induced skids and loss of control on slick surfaces, the Ford Edge has standard full range traction control. The Tiguan’s traction control is for low speeds only. Low traction conditions at higher speeds are more dangerous, making the need for full range traction control important.

Both the Edge and the Tiguan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive and front and rear parking sensors.

Warranty Comparison

The Edge comes with free roadside assistance for 5 years 60,000 miles. Ford will send help if you run out of gas, need a jump-start, lock your keys in or need any assistance on the road. Volkswagen doesn’t give free roadside assistance for the Tiguan.

There are almost 5 times as many Ford dealers as there are Volkswagen dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Edge has a standard 540-amp battery. The Tiguan’s 360-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Edge’s reliability 13 points higher than the Tiguan.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Volkswagen vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 22 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volkswagen is ranked 24th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Volkswagen vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in reliability. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volkswagen is ranked 19th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Volkswagen vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 1 place higher in reliability than Volkswagen.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 61 more horsepower (245 vs. 184) and 54 lbs.-ft. more torque (275 vs. 221) than the Tiguan’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Edge ST’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 151 more horsepower (335 vs. 184) and 159 lbs.-ft. more torque (380 vs. 221) than the Tiguan’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Edge uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Tiguan requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Edge has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Tiguan FWD’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 15.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Tiguan AWD’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 15.9 gallons).

The Edge has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Tiguan doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Edge’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Tiguan:

 

Edge

Tiguan

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

13.4 inches

Rear Rotors

12.4 inches

11.8 inches

The Edge’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Tiguan are solid, not vented.

The Edge stops much shorter than the Tiguan:

 

Edge

Tiguan

 

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

134 feet

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Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Tiguan (245/60R18 vs. 215/65R17). The Edge ST’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Tiguan (265/40R21 vs. 255/45R19).

The Edge SE/SEL’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Tiguan S/SE’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge SE/SEL has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Tiguan S/SE. The Edge ST’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels on the Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Tiguan doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 2.4 inches longer than on the Tiguan (112.2 inches vs. 109.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.6 inches wider in the front and 2.9 inches wider in the rear than on the Tiguan.

The Edge ST AWD handles at .87 G’s, while the Tiguan SEL 4Motion® pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge ST AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.1 seconds quicker than the Tiguan SEL 4Motion® (26.2 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The front grille of the Edge uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Tiguan doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Edge Sport uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Tiguan doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has .6 inches more front headroom, 2.4 inches more front legroom, 3.3 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, 4.1 inches more rear legroom and 4.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Tiguan.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area than the Tiguan with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 12 cubic feet).

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the Tiguan’s in almost every dimension:

 

Edge

Tiguan

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

41.5”/73.5”

17.2”/39.7”/74.5”

Min Width

45.1”

39.8”

Height

34.4”

33.5”

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Edge. The Tiguan doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Edge Titanium/ST’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Tiguan doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

On a hot day the Edge’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Tiguan can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Edge’s exterior PIN entry system. The Tiguan doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its Car-Net can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

The Edge’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Tiguan’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Edge has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Tiguan only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

The Edge Titanium/ST offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Tiguan offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Edge and the Tiguan offer available heated front seats. The Edge Titanium/ST also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated second row seats aren’t available in the Tiguan.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the Edge Titanium/ST keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Tiguan doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

The Edge (except SE) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Tiguan doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Edge Titanium/ST’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Tiguan doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

 

Edge

Tiguan

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

FALSE

Car Book “Best Bet”

TRUE

n/a

The Ford Edge outsold the Volkswagen Tiguan by over three to one during 2017.

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