Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe


Shoppers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southhampton may be having some trouble deciding between the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. With so many features and capabilities offered in both vehicles, choosing between them will be as tough as it is exciting.

In this comparison, we at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown hope to help you make this decision by showing you how the Escape and the Santa Fe stack up against each other. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Escape vs Santa Fe: Performance

 The 2018 Ford Escape offers three impressive engines in its powertrain lineup starting with its standard 2.5L iVCT engine. Swap this engine out with either the available 1.5L EcoBoost™ engine or the 2.0L Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine.

These two available engines are equipped with Auto Start-Stop technology that boosts efficiency by turning the engine off when the vehicle is stopped. Thanks to this fuel economy enhancing technology, the Escape can achieve an impressive EPA-estimated 23 city / 30 highway MPG1.

As for the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll only have one engine at your disposal and it doesn't offer any kind of fuel-saving feature like the Escape's two available engines. As a result, this model only achieves an EPA-estimated 18 city / 25 highway MPG.

Escape vs Santa Fe: Design & Comfort

 As comparably capable crossovers, the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe share quite a few features when it comes to design. Both models are equipped with four doors and a hatchback at the rear for easy cargo packing.

Inside these vehicles, you'll have standard cloth upholstery on the seats that can be swapped out for luxurious leather seating surfaces. Both vehicles also offer an available dual-zone automatic temperature control system for customized comfort.

Despite all of these commonalties, you'll find that the Escape does have the upper hand when it comes to comfort and cargo. This model sports 43.1 inches of front legroom while the Santa Fe only offer 41.3 inches. Additionally, the Escape boasts a whopping 34.3 cubic feet of cargo room with all seats up-right and in place while the Santa Fe has just 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space to offer.

Escape vs Santa Fe: Safety Features

Performance and design are important, but safety is a top priority. Both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe are designed with safety in mind by offering a wide variety of safety features:



Santa Fe

Electronic Stability Control



Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers



Blind Spot Monitoring



Automatic High-Beams



Lane Keep Assist



Forward Collision Warning



Adaptive Cruise Control




As you can see, the Escape offers a much more comprehensive bundle of safety features with its Ford Safe and Smart™ package and additional advanced safety features as compared to the Santa Fe.

Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe: The Verdict

While the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a few good features, the 2018 Ford Escape comes out on top in every category. See this impressive crossover in action at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown - all shoppers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southhampton have to do to schedule a test drive is give us a call today!

1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.


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