Crossover SUVs have replaced sedans in many family garages, and the Escape competes for one of those parking spaces along with a truly impressive group of compact vehicles.
The class leader, the Honda CR-V, has a unique fold-away second-row seat that's best in the class.
As a direct rival, the Mazda CX-5 is probably the best-driving model in this class, so cross-shop that if you're fond of the Escape's sporty side.
The Nissan Rogue is fairly refined and well equipped, though its CVT and 4-cylinder make for dull acceleration.
The Escape also competes with the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, smaller crossovers with very good gas mileage and in the Kia's case, fun turbo power.
The Toyota RAV4 is new this year, and throws back to an era of bluff-edged SUVs.
The Hyundai Santa Fe also gets a redo for the 2019 model year.
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|2019 Ford Escape||2019 Honda CR-VGet Your Price||2019 Hyundai Santa Fe||2019 Kia Sportage||2019 Nissan Rogue||2019 Toyota RAV4|
|21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|S FWD||LX 2WD||SE 2.4L Automatic AWD||LX FWD||FWD S *Limited Production* *Ltd Avail*||LE FWD (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Honda CR-V||2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe||2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Kia Sportage||2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue||2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4|