Compare 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2018 Ford Escape
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Automatic 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.4L 21 27 $23,867 $24,950
Automatic AWD 2.4L 20 26 $25,324 $26,500
Automatic 2.0T 20 28 $29,883 $31,350
Automatic AWD 2.0T 19 26 $31,340 $32,900
Automatic 2.0T Ultimate 20 27 $33,925 $35,650
Automatic AWD 2.0T Ultimate 19 24 $35,382 $37,200
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 29 $23,102 $23,940
FWD SE 23 30 $24,544 $25,700
4WD SE 22 28 $25,834 $27,050
FWD SEL 23 30 $26,836 $28,100
4WD SEL 22 28 $28,126 $29,450
FWD Titanium 21 28 $30,693 $32,140
4WD Titanium 20 27 $31,983 $33,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,867
$23,102
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$23,940
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport still does what good crossover SUVs do best: it delivers flexible space, decent performance, and great value. The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 98.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 56
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 61.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.4 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.5 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.4 34.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8
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)
11.9 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3624 3542
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
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)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.3
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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