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Compare 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Ford Escape
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $23,102 $23,940
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,834 $27,050
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,544 $25,700
Escape SEL 4WD 22 28 $28,126 $29,450
Escape SEL FWD 23 30 $26,836 $28,100
Escape Titanium 4WD 20 27 $31,983 $33,490
Escape Titanium FWD 21 28 $30,693 $32,140
Select style
Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $37,156 $39,550
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,782 $41,300
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $29,382 $30,850
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $31,025 $32,600
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $36,894 $38,850
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,537 $40,600
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic 20 28 $29,883 $31,350
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 26 $31,340 $32,900
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic 20 27 $33,925 $35,650
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic AWD 19 24 $35,382 $37,200
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic 21 27 $23,867 $24,950
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic AWD 20 26 $25,324 $26,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,102
$37,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,940
$39,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$659 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport still does what good crossover SUVs do best: it delivers flexible space, decent performance, and great value.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 146.6
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
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 110.2
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
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55TR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55TR19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3542 4017
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 252 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
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
NA 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 - 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 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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