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2015 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 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 Sport.

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 Sport, 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). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. 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 Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Escape is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little more horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, 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 Sport.

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2015 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $31,260

2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe Sport

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MSRP*: $24,950 - $32,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 22 - 23 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 24 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,772 - $29,151 $23,964 - $30,706

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