Ford Escape vs Hyundai Tucson

See the Ford Escape in action

When it comes to picking out a new SUV, there are plenty of options to choose from. You may be wondering which is the best choice for your journeys around Flushing, Flint, and Swartz Creek, MI. Our team at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing is here to help!

To help narrow down your choices, our team has put two candidates head to head in this comparison of the Ford Escape vs. the Hyundai Tucson. Continue reading below to find out which is the right choice for you.

Ford Escape vs Hyundai Tucson: PerformanceThe Ford Escape is great for adventuring

When it comes to performance, the Ford Escape offers two capable gas engine choices. The first is the 1.5L EcoBoost®, which provides 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, which kicks things up to 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the Hyundai Tucson only offers one engine, a 2.5L GDI/MPI 4-cylinder engine. Topping out at just 187 horsepower, it fares slightly better than the 1.5L EcoBoost®. However, it falls behind both of the Escape’s engines when it comes to torque, offering a max of only 178 lb-ft.

When it comes to bringing extra equipment or maybe a few toys on your next trip, the Ford Escape comes out ahead in terms of towing capacity. When properly equipped, the Escape can haul up to 3,500 pounds, while the Hyundai Tucson only manages a maximum of 2,000 pounds.

Ford Escape vs Hyundai Tucson: InteriorA look inside the Ford Escape

Both the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Tucson boast spacious, comfortable interiors. Each model offers seating for up to five passengers in standard cloth or available leather-trimmed seats and both have available heated front seats. The Escape and the Tucson also offer automatic climate controls to help you find your ideal comfort level.

Ample cargo space is standard in both the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Tucson. These vehicles feature 60/40 split fold-down seats to give you a number of options when it comes to customizing your storage space.

One area where these two SUVs differ is how much room they offer. The Hyundai Tucson features 41.4 inches of front legroom and 54.5 inches of front hip room. Meanwhile, the Ford Escape boasts 42.4 inches of front legroom and 55.2 inches of front hip room, edging out the Tucson to provide a bit more wiggle room in the driver’s seat.

Ford Escape vs Hyundai Tucson: Safety

Safety features are an important factory when picking out any SUV. Both the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Tucson feature suites of standard and available safety features to help keep you feeling secure and confident on the road. In the Escape, this takes the form of Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology, while the Tucson offers Hyundai SmartSense.

Both offer a number of similar features, like:

  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping System

Each model also features a blind-spot monitoring system. While the Ford Escape’s BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert comes standard, the Hyundai Tucson’s Blind-Spot View Monitor is only available on higher trim levels.

Test Drive Your Choice

While both of these SUVs provide capable, comfortable rides, when it comes down to the Ford Escape vs. the Hyundai Tucson, the Escape pulls ahead in terms of engine variety, driver comfort, and standard safety features.

If you want to see for yourself which of these SUVs fits your needs, you can test drive a Ford Escape today at LaFontaine Ford of Flushing. To schedule, stop by our dealership or get in touch with our team!

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