So the Volkswagen Tiguan is here! While we have already compared the upcoming Volkswagen car in India with models like the Toyota Fortuner and the Jeep Compass, here, in this comparison, we compare it with the Ford Endeavour. True, the Tiguan and the Endy won’t be direct rivals, but there’s a a price overlap between these two models here. So read on for our Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour comparison.
Our readers should be very well aware of our fondness for the latest Endeavour. The new Endeavour is a world-class product and a huge leap forward if you compare it with the last-generation model. The Ford Endeavour is on sale at a really competitive price point, has a long list of features, offers powerful engines and a really upmarket cabin. The Endy has a lot going for it. While it is not a direct rival to the Volkswagen Tiguan, there’s a price overlap between some variants of the two models.
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour Price Comparison
|Volkswagen Tiguan Price||Rs 27.98 Lakh to Rs 31.38 Lakh (Ex-showroom)|
|Ford Endeavour Price||Rs 25.49 Lakh to Rs 31.5 Lakh (Ex-showroom)|
Like we’ve been saying, the Tiguan and the Endeavour won’t be direct rivals. While the Endy is a true-blue mid-size premium SUV, the Tiguan is a crossover. However, thanks to a price overlap, the two end up in a duel.
Also See- Ford Endeavour vs Toyota Fortuner
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour Specifications Comparison
|Specifications||Volkswagen Tiguan||Ford Endeavour|
|Engine||2.0-litre TDI Diesel||2.2 L Diesel/3.2 L Diesel|
|Max Power||141 BHP||158 BHP/197 BHP|
|Peak Torque||340 Nm||385 Nm/470 Nm|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG Automatic||6 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic/6 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic|
The Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a 2.0 L Turbo Diesel engine. This engine makes 143 PS and 340 Nm. It comes with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission as standard. In comparison, the Endeavour offers 2.2 L Turbo Diesel and 3.2 L Turbo Diesel engines. While the Endeavour enjoys a definite power advantage, at least on paper, real world performance should be similar though. This will be due to the lower kerb weight and the fantastic DSG transmission of the Tiguan.
Also See- Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Tucson
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour Mileage Comparison
|Mileage||Volkswagen Tiguan||Ford Endeavour|
|ARAI Tested||17.06 KMPL||2.2 4×2 AT 12.62 KMPL
2.2 4×4 MT 13.5 KMPL
32. 4×4 AT 10.92 KMPL
Again, thanks to a lower kerb weight, smaller engines and an efficient transmission, the Tiguan offers a higher average mileage.
Also See- Ford Endeavour Review
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour Dimensions Comparison
|Dimensions||Volkswagen Tiguan||Ford Endeavour|
|Length||4,486 mm||4,893 mm|
|Width||1,839 mm||1,862 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,677 mm||2,850 mm|
|Ground Clearance||149 mm||
As the comparison above shows, the Endeavour is really huge if yo compare it with the Tiguan. No wonder then, that, the Volkswagen Tiguan is smaller even on the inside. While the Tiguan offers 5 seats, the Endeavour offers 7. Finally, with a ground clearance of 225 mm, the Endy enjoys a huge advantage over the Tiguan. The Endeavour has a really high road presence.
Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Endeavour Comparison Verdict
- Price: Prices of the VW Tiguan fall in the same price bracket as the Endeavour. This means that for almost the same price, it offesr a smaller cabin and lesser street presence. In its defence, however, the Tiguan offers a world-class engine and transmission combo and the proverbial ‘German build quality’.
- Specifications: The Endeavour comes with bigger engines. However, thanks to a lower kerb weigt and the DSG automatic transmission, the performance difference between the two models here should be negligible.
- Mileage: The Tiguan has a clear advantage here.
- Dimensions: The Ford Endeavour is much larger.
- Design: While the Endeavour looks really butch and enjoys a high road presence, the Volkswagen Tiguan, with its crossover-ish look, has a sporty edge to it.
VERDICT: We have always maintained that the two models here aren’t direct rivals. On the contrary, they are poles apart in most areas. While the Tiguan won’t be seen lagging behind in areas such as performance and cabin comfort, the Endeavour offers much more interior space and more seats. The VW SUV also offers more mileage than the Endy. However, the Endeavour is very good even off the road and we are yet to test drive the Tiguan off the beaten tarmac. Both the models here offer a long list of features. In terms of pricing, these two cost almost the same amount of money, tipping the scales in the much larger Ford Endeavour. However, it’s for sure that Tiguan is a good alternative for those who don’t require their SUVs to be really large on the outside and are fine with having just 5 seats.
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