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
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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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 2WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.1 146.6

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 56.7

Second Leg Room (in)

36.8 40.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 39.9

Second Hip Room (in)

52.4 55.4

Passenger Capacity

5 6

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

Third Head Room (in)

- 35.7

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- 53.9

Third Leg Room (in)

- 30.9

Third Hip Room (in)

- 44.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.6 64.5

Wheelbase (in)

105.9 110.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 74.2

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

67.8 80

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

34.3 13.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

34.3 40.9

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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

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

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

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 5000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 5000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3515 3997

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel 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

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 4500 252 @ 5200

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 3.3 L/204

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 18

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.51 3.04

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Escape Hyundai Santa Fe

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

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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