Side by Side Comparison of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2013 Ford Escape
The first generation of compact/crossover SUVs hit the American market over a decade and a half ago. With the rise in gas prices and decline in popularity of bulky, oversized SUVs, the compact crossover segment has thrived. Of course, this means that there are now more than ever to choose from. With so many models offering similar interior dimensions and fuel economy, it’s important to take other factors into consideration when selecting your perfect compact SUV. Check out this side-by-side comparison of the Santa Fe vs Escape.
Santa Fe vs Escape
The Escape is a little bit of a letdown when it comes to power. It has a larger 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, but is considerably less powerful than the Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2013 Escape delivers just 168 horsepower at 6,000 rpm with 170 feet per pounds torque.
Hyundai offers more for less. The Santa Fe is loaded with a long list of fundamental safety features akin to the Ford Escape. That’s to be expected. However, Bluetooth, Destination Guidance, hands-free calling, iPod connection and so much more come standard on the 2013 Santa Fe.
Basic features like anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control come standard on the Escape. However, technology components like Bluetooth, Destination Guidance (turn-by-turn directions) and even an iPod connection are options.
Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty
Ford won’t take you as far in terms of coverage as Hyundai does. A brand new Escape has bumper-to-bumper coverage for 3 years/36,000 miles. Protection of powertrain parts for the 2013 Escape expires after only 5 years/60,000 miles. This is essentially half of the coverage that Hyundai offers.