2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Hyundai Tucson

The 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a comparison anyone considering a compact crossover will eventually make. These two sporty vehicles offer practicality and fun paired with competitive fuel economy and performance ratings.

Both crossovers begin by offering base four-cylinder engine options. The Escape comes equipped with a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is able to outperform the 164-horsepower 2.0-liter that is included as standard equipment on the 2017 Hyundai Tucson.

In addition to the base engine, Ford offers two turbocharged EcoBoost engine options on the Fusion. The first is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that increases the crossover’s horsepower rating to 179 and offers the best fuel economy ratings available on the Escape at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highways. The final available engine is a 2.0-liter  four-cylinder EcoBoost that maxes out the Escape’s horsepower rating at 245. The most powerful engine option available on the Hyundai only offers 175 horsepower.

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2017 Ford Escape VS 2017 Hyundai Tucson
168-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 164-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder
3 Engine Options 2
245 Max Horsepower 175
3 Trim Levels 4

2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Hyundai Tucson Trim Level Comparison

The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson are both offered in multiple trim levels. The three trim levels available on the 2017 Escape each come equipped with a variety of features and technology systems.

The crossover can be equipped with automatic headlights, LED taillights, foglights, keypad entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, satellite radio, rear parking sensors, a 110-volt power outlet, SYNC 3 infotainment system, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention system and a 10-speaker Sony sound system.

Versatility is key with a compact crossover. 2017 Ford Escape models are offered in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations, helping to aid with traction in inclement weather. With the rear seats in place, the car offers 34.3 cubic feet of storage space. Folding all of the seats down increases this number to an impressive 67.8 cubic feet of storage space, allowing the crossover to satisfy all of your hauling needs. This cargo space can be accessed via the available hands-free power liftgate.

At the end of the day, very few vehicles can match the versatility and practicality of the 2017 Ford Escape.

2017 Ford Escape interior
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