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2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Ford Escape, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Escape is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Escape, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The Ford Escape has less seating than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making the Hyundai Santa Fe the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Escape is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.


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2014 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850

2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,750
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 0.53%
City MPG: 22 - 23 18
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $21,772 - $28,769 $28,490 - $33,626

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