Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 21 29 $23,728 $24,700
AWD 4-Door Sport 20 26 $25,390 $26,450
FWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport 20 27 $26,536 $27,950
FWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int 20 27 $26,536 $27,950
FWD 4-Door GLS 18 25 $27,269 $28,600
AWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport 19 24 $28,182 $29,700
AWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int 19 24 $28,182 $29,700
AWD 4-Door GLS 18 24 $28,913 $30,350
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $31,396 $33,350
FWD 4-Door Limited w/Saddle Int 18 25 $31,396 $33,350
AWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $33,022 $35,100
AWD 4-Door Limited w/Saddle Int 18 24 $33,022 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$23,728
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,470
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe splits its identity in two: the three-row ute goes V-6 only, while the five-passenger Sport leans on turbo power, a flexible second-row seat and a cushy ride to make its best case ever.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.400 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.000 59.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.300 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.400 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.100 108.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.800 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.900 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.500 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.900 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.100 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.300 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.100 71.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.300 35.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.100 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.500 15.03
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.95
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3598 3459
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.900 2.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 190 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 1.841
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.943 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 2.826
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.510 3.648
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 4.639
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Crossover
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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