2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The Ford Escape is one of the most sought after midsize SUVs in today's market. However, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport continues to grow in popularity. While both of these midsize SUVs seem similar, their differences may surprise you. By learning about these differences, you can effectively say which one of these vehicles would be right for you and your trips around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area.

To help you figure out your best bet when it comes to these midsize SUVs, we're going to compare them. In our comparison of the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, we'll concentrate on engine efficiency, interior space and comfort, and entertainment and technology. When you're done reading our article, you'll know which vehicle is the one for you.

2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Engine Efficiency

SUVs are often referred to as "gas guzzlers," and due to that ill-unfortunate moniker, midsize SUVs have shown their worth in both performance and fuel efficiency. The Ford Escape is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. In terms of efficiency, the Ford Escape has a lead with its EPA estimated 21/29 mpg city/highway. While the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport can achieve the same city mileage, it maxes out on the highway with 27 mpg.

Interior Space & Comfort

The Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offer two rows of seating that can accommodate five passengers. Each vehicle features cloth seating appointments. When it comes to passenger comfort, the Ford Escape takes the lead by offering more room in the front with 39.9 inches of head room and 43.1 inches of leg room. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, although spacious, only offers 39.6 inches of head room and 41.3 inches of leg room for its front passengers.

Entertainment & Technology

Each of these midsize SUVs are equipped with dashboard-mounted screens that you can use to access your media. The Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are both outfitted with 6-speaker sound systems to provide you and your passengers with audio entertainment. Each vehicle offers an AM/FM radio and a CD player that has the ability to play MP3 and WMA format audio files.

Both vehicles come with a USB port and an auxiliary input that you can use to play media from external devices. The Ford Escape also features enhanced voice recognition with the SYNC® system. You can easily select your media or phone book contacts by using your voice while your hands remain on the wheel.

Take a Test Drive

By reading this article, you learned all about the similarities and differences of the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. You learned that the Ford Escape has an advantage over the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in each of these categories. Learn even more about the 2017 Ford Escape by taking it out for a spin.

Schedule your test drive with us at Winner Ford-the go-to dealership for drivers in the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area. Interested in learning more about the 2017 Ford Escape? Read our vehicle review here!

 

Make an Inquiry

Contact

Winner Ford

591 South Dupont Highway
Directions Dover, DE 19901

  • Sales: (866) 932-9338
  • Service: (866) 857-1658
  • Parts: (866) 819-8271

Hours

  • Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
AdChoices
; ;