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Compare 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $22,920 $23,750
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,785 $27,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,115 $25,250
Escape Titanium 4WD 22 28 $29,605 $31,000
Escape Titanium FWD 23 30 $27,935 $29,250
Select style
Limited 3.3L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $32,883 $34,950
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $34,508 $36,700
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $37,017 $39,400
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,642 $41,150
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $29,335 $30,800
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $30,978 $32,550
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $36,753 $38,700
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,397 $40,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic 20 28 $30,054 $31,700
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 26 $31,690 $33,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic 20 27 $34,542 $36,500
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic AWD 19 24 $36,178 $38,250
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic 21 27 $24,370 $25,350
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic AWD 20 26 $26,024 $27,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,920
$32,883
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$34,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive. The restyled 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks sharp, inside and out. We can't help but wonder what the model could do with a slightly improved powertrain lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 59.4
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 146.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.1
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
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 3 (ft³)
34.3 13.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 40.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 80
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
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)
12 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 36.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 252 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.3 L/204
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front 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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 -
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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