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2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Volkswagon Tiguan Comparison near West Islip, NY

See Who Leaves the Other in the Dust

Deciding between two vehicles that seem to have a lot of the same features is hard to do. However, we made it easy here at Newins Bay Shore Ford. We crafted a 2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Volkswagon Tiguan comparison near West Islip, NY, to shine some light onto which of these vehicles outdoes the other. Will it be the Edge or Tiguan who comes out on top?

In terms of performance, these SUVs are strikingly different. The 2016 Tiguan is equipped with the 2.0L TSI® 16-valve 4-cyliner engine, which renders 200 horsepower and 207 lbs.-ft. of torque – standard on all models. However, the 2016 Edge takes it a step further – or three – with its availability of three engines under the hood. The Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 engine delivers 245 horsepower and 275 lbs.-ft. of torque. Although this engine is standard on the lower trim, it still offers more horsepower and torque than the Tiguan’s solo engine. The 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 powertrain cranks out 280 horsepower and 250 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine lets out 315 horsepower and 350 lbs.-ft. of torque.

To get these engines going, both vehicles are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Ford Edge is standard with the 6-speed SelectShift® transmission, which is also outfitted with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for a more hands-on drive. The 2016 Volkswagon Tiguan is boasting its 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic®, however, only the R-Line trim comes with paddle shifters.

The 2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Volkswagon Tiguan comparison near West Islip, NY, continues with the most prominent difference between the two: the interior. The Ford Edge is coming standard with four 12-volt power outlets; two in the front, one in the middle, and one in the cargo area. The Volkswagon Tiguan is only coming standard with three power outlets; one in the front, one in the middle, and one in the rear. Not only that, but the 2016 Edge is coming equipped with eight cup holders, while the Tiguan is only standard with four. With seating up to five in both vehicles, someone won’t be able to use a cup holder in the Tiguan – a worry that doesn’t even cross the minds of the passengers in the Ford Edge.

Although both vehicles have a rear fold-down capability, a 60/40 split-fold-down in the 2016 Edge, and a 40/20/40 split-fold-down in the 2016 Tiguan, the cargo capacities are distinctly different. In the Ford Edge, you have an impressive 39.2 cubic ft.1 of cargo space behind the rear seat, while in the Volkswagon Tiguan, you have a measly 23.8 cubic ft.1 With the rear seat folded in the Edge, there’s a massive 73.4 cubic ft.1 to take advantage of – ideal for packing in tents and gear for a trip to Indian Island County Park. However, you won’t be able to fit as much in the Tiguan given its total of 56.1 cubic ft.1 with its rear seat folded.

The 2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Volkswagon Tiguan comparison near West Islip, NY, ends there. Although the 2016 Tiguan was close in some areas, it just wasn’t close enough. The 2016 Edge proved to show that it offers just a little more of what the Tiguan does. Stop by Newins Bay Shore Ford to test drive the winning 2016 Ford Edge today!

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