|2017 Ford Escape||VS||2017 Hyundai Tucson|
|168 hp, 170 lb-ft of torque||Standard Engine Specs||164 hp, 151 lb-ft of torque|
|1.5L I-4 / 2.0L I-4||Available Engines||1.6L I-4|
|5 stars||NHTSA Overall Rating||5 stars|
|Up to 67.8 cu ft||Cargo Room||Up to 61.9 cu ft|
Choosing your next new car is not always simple, especially for those shopping in the popular crossover or SUV market. We understand that it’s not easy to make this kind of decision, which is why we are here to help take some of the stress out of the process. We are doing that by comparing some of the key features between the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, two models you’ll likely have near the top of your list.
Though there are many differences between the two vehicles, let’s first talk about what is the same. For example, you really can’t go wrong when it comes to choosing a safe vehicle. Both models have 5-star overall ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That being said, buyers on a budget may prefer the Escape due to the fact that it comes standard with some safety features that are not standard on the Tucson, such as an in-vehicle assistance service, daytime running lights, LED brake lights and driver knee airbags.
As you can probably tell by now, there are quite a number of differences between the 2017 Escape and 2017 Tucson. In particular, the two models differ greatly when it comes to what powers them. For example, when matching up the standard power plants for each vehicle, it becomes clear that the Escape offers both more horsepower and torque. Not only that, but the 2017 Escape is available with a 2.0L I-4 engine that can pump out 245 horsepower, which is far more than the 175 horsepower delivered by the Tucson’s additional engine option.
Inside, Escape drivers will also be delighted to find just how spacious the model is when it comes to cargo room. It has an edge over the Tucson in this area, even with the rear seats up, making it easy for you to optimize interior space for both passengers and your belongings.
So, when comparing the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, it’s clear that the Escape has an edge in several key areas. To experience it for yourself or to learn more, contact us at Sanders Ford.