Compare 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Ford Escape
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,551 $27,400
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
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AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door GLS 18 24 $30,368 $31,900
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $33,858 $36,000
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Limited w/Saddle Int 18 24 $33,858 $36,000
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $32,232 $34,250
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Limited w/Saddle Int 18 25 $32,232 $34,250
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.0T 18 24 $31,267 $33,000
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.0T w/Saddle Int 18 24 $31,267 $33,000
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.4 19 25 $25,626 $26,700
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.0T 19 27 $29,620 $31,250
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.0T w/Saddle Int 19 27 $29,620 $31,250
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.4 20 27 $23,964 $24,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,551
$30,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,400
$31,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise. The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is really two vehicles in one, with the larger model geared toward big families and the smaller Sport version good for those with smaller broods.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 59.4
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 146.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 41.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 31.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 193.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 74.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 40.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 80
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 13.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.9
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 4085
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 252 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 3.3 L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.65
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.83
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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