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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2015 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has 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 Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Ford Escape, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Escape. 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 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Ford Escape have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Ford Escape, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Escape.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Escape.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Escape, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Ford Escape.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Escape, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Escape.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Ford Escape.


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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,750

2015 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $31,260
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.89% --
City MPG: 18 22 - 23
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 29 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,490 - $33,626 $21,772 - $29,151

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