2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Ford Escape

When shopping for an SUV, you may be confused by the great variety of options you have out there. Many car buyers are turning to SUVs rather than sedans, and as a result many manufacturers are producing large numbers of different crossovers and SUVs. As is the case with most products, however, you will find that most models are either not well made or suited for your needs. The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe are two SUVs that you may come across when doing your research. Though they might seem similar in some aspects, betting on the Hyundai would be wise. These are some of the reasons that make the Hyundai the perfect sedan.

Design & Style

The 2017 Ford Escape has a relatively stylish exterior, which is definitely eye catching. The same effort has been taken in putting the interior together. This has resulted in a cabin that is simple yet luxurious. Once you have tried out the Ford, it may seem that it has reached the pinnacle of design, but you would be wrong since the Hyundai Santa Fe actually tops it in both exterior and interior design. The Santa Fe’s exterior has a stylish, understated design while the interior is simply luxurious. All trim seems to be made of high quality material, which is why everything from the seats to the buttons look and feel to be high quality.

Technology & Safety

There are many tech and safety features that you would get from both vehicles. The Ford Escape offers features such as lane departure assist and a wide angle rearview camera. Safety features include driver and passenger airbags, antilock braking systems as well as other more advanced systems such as stability control.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a lot more to offer than this. Tech features you can expect in the base version include an excellent audio system with sound-widening technology, smart cruise control and the ability to control some elements of the car from your cellphone. The designers have also gone all out in coming up with safety features for the Santa Fe, with technology such as dynamic stability control and lane departure warning systems as standard. This is in addition to more basic safety systems such as side, curtain and knee airbags.


The Ford Escape ships with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 245 horsepower, while the Hyundai Santa Fe ships with a 3.3-liter 6-cylinder engine generating 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. The Hyundai is more responsive and nimble compared to the Ford, and is faster as well. This is without compromising fuel economy.

The Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a full-size sedan, the Hyundai Santa Fe offers a lot more than you would expect, and is clearly the better car when compared to the Ford Escape. You only need to try it out to feel just how well it has been put together.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.