Compare 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Ford Escape
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $23,382 $24,105
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $26,880 $28,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $25,441 $26,500
Escape SEL 4WD 22 28 $28,747 $29,945
Escape SEL FWD 23 30 $27,307 $28,445
Escape Titanium 4WD 21 27 $32,756 $34,120
Escape Titanium FWD 22 29 $31,315 $32,620
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Limited 2.0T Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 24 $34,160 $35,900
Santa Fe Limited 2.0T Automatic FWD 20 25 $32,562 $34,200
Santa Fe Limited 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $32,656 $34,300
Santa Fe Limited 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $31,058 $32,600
Santa Fe SE 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $26,355 $27,450
Santa Fe SE 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $24,749 $25,750
Santa Fe SEL 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $27,956 $29,300
Santa Fe SEL 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $26,358 $27,600
Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $30,024 $31,500
Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $28,426 $29,800
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 24 $36,886 $38,800
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T Automatic FWD 20 25 $35,288 $37,100
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $35,335 $37,150
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $33,737 $35,450
Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate AWD 17 22 $38,875 $41,400
Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate FWD 18 23 $37,250 $39,650
Santa Fe XL SE AWD 18 24 $31,119 $32,700
Santa Fe XL SE FWD 18 25 $29,477 $30,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,382
$34,160
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,105
$35,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$598 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a convincing crossover SUV with room for families and cargo.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 110.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 57.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
39 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 108.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 187.8
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34 35.9
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 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR19
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3522 4063
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 260 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 235 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
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 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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