Shopping for a new small crossover? Entries like the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Tucson have been filling driveways across the U.S. for some years now.
In this comparison we dig into some of the most important advantages that our customers at Akins Ford often consider when choosing between the 2021 Ford Escape and 2021 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUVs. To kick things off, the table provided offers a quick glimpse at how the two models compare in pricing, efficiency, and performance. Let’s dive in:
2021 Ford Escape
2021 Hyundai Tucson
|1.5-liter EcoBoost® I3||Base Engine||2.0-liter I4|
|28 city / 34 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy (gas)||23 city / 28 hwy mpg|
|2 Gas, 1 Hybrid, 1 PHEV||Available Powertrains||2 Gas|
The table suggest that the 2021 Ford Escape offers a competitive value over the 2021 Hyundai Tucson crossover. A deeper look into the Escape’s available equipment confirms our suspicions.
All versions of the 2021 Ford Escape come standard with a SYNC® infotainment system, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a blind-spot detection system, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices. On the higher trim levels things only get better with available ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, premium leather upholstery, active noise cancellation, and an even more advanced suite of driver assists.
EcoBoost® is Ford’s line of powerful engines that offer the combined benefits of turbocharging, direct fuel injection, and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). The result is more horsepower and better gas mileage overall. The Escape’s standard 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine is rated at 181 horsepower, while the Tucson’s base engine putters out at 161 horsepower. The Escape’s optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost® puts 250 horsepower on tap.
The 2021 Escape is also the only of the two to offer hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The Escape Hybrid is available in more trim levels this year and rewards owners with up to 44 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. You can learn more about the 2021 Escape lineup when you ask the experts here at the Akins Ford dealership in Winder, GA.