2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2018 Ford Escape

When going for an everyday sporty SUV, car enthusiasts in Springfield have quite a number of cars to choose from, seeing that Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai and other major manufacturers have fronted mid-sized SUVs in the market. The competition rages on between the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Ford Escape, and here, we will get to know why not so many people are enthusiastic about the Ford in comparison to the Hyundai.

Design & Style

The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree with the 2018 Tucson. Anyone who gets a glimpse of the SUV will quickly talk of its similarity to its big brother the 2108 Santa Fe. Its shorter glass area, geometrically defined lamps at the front and its short glass area highlight its flashy exterior. On higher trims of the SUV, you will get 19-inch wheels which further give it the imposed look.

A glimpse of the 2018 Escape will show you an SUV that derives inspiration from Ford’s hatchbacks. Even with a shift from its trucky-looking past, Escape still scores just and above-average as concerns its exterior.

You will also want to give the Hyundai Tucson a higher score for its well-balanced interior, for elegance and carefully laid out buttons. On the other hand, we are not too sure how the market feels about Escape’s dashboard, with its many small buttons and the untimely CD slot.

Technology & Safety

NHTSA gave the 2018 Hyundai Tucson an overall 5-star rating with only a point missing for its rollover resistance. All the safety features of a standard SUV of its size feature in the Tucson with forward collision and automatic emergency braking featuring on higher trims. Escape on the other hand is a let- down to shoppers because of its poor crash test results.

We tend to think that is the reason why it overemphasized on features like forward collision, emergency braking and a good infotainment system. However, we should not ignore the safety features in the Hyundai like dual-zone automatic climate, hands-free power tail and the panoramic sunroof that gives its competition a run for their money.


The 2018 Tucson is a 164-hp, 2.0-liter, 6-speed SUV that gives power and shifts without shock and hesitation. You would almost think that it is a sports car inside. In the snow, the driver-selectable switch will maximize traction by locking torque split among its four wheels, and you will enjoy a more comfortable ride than the Ford Escape.

The Escape rates among the slowest in mid-sized SUVs. To a large extent its noisy and boomy tendencies coupled with its inability to downshift smoothly as required gives the 1.5-liter trubo-4 a poorer score in comparison to the Hyundai.

The Bottom Line

It is quite obvious that not so many people are excited about the 2018 Escape in comparison to the 2018 Tucson. If the Escape would especially improve on its engine’s efficiency and safety features, we would have less to regret and more to think about as we compare the two SUVs. Any day, more shoppers would be inclined to purchase the Hyundai Tucson.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Tucson test Drive Today?

If you would like to a ride offering both a sporty and luxurious Hyundai Tucson experience, you can always come for test drive with us. We are located in Springfield, and serve customers in the entire Pennsylvania region. Simply drop by our showroom or call us in advance to book for a 2018 Hyundai Tucson test drive today.

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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.