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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2017 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 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 Sport 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 Sport and the Ford Escape have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is much wider than the Ford Escape, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, which is slightly longer than the Ford Escape.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 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 Sport is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the Ford Escape.

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

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2017 Hyundai
Santa Fe Sport

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MSRP*: $25,350 - $38,250

2017 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,600 - $30,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.58% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 21 - 23
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 28 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,370 - $36,178 $22,774 - $29,463

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.