Hyundai Tucson vs Ford Escape

2018 Hyundai Tucson InventoryIf you're searching for a small SUV that can conquer your daily commute in style, you'll want to read this Hyundai Tucson vs. Ford Escape comparison. In it, we'll let these vehicles go head-to-head across a range of metrics, so you can decide which one has the qualities you need most.

The roads of Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo are waiting, and one of these SUVs may be just the ride you're looking for! Read on to learn more about them-and contact us at Peacock Hyundai Columbia if you have questions.

Tucson vs Escape: Performance Specs

2018 Hyundai Tucson PerformanceThe Hyundai Tucson and Ford Escape both offer engaging base engines that provide the perfect amount of power to get you from Point A to Point B. With either 4-cylinder engine, you'll see roughly 165 horsepower, which offers plenty of pep for your daily drive.

The Tucson's standard powerplant gets an EPA-estimated 23 city and 30 highway MPG, which will help you go farther on less fuel. Although the Escape has an engine on higher trim levels that matches those figures, its base engine gets just 21 city and 29 highway MPG, falling a bit short of what the Hyundai SUV offers.

Top-Tier Technology Features

In the world of infotainment, the Hyundai Tucson and Ford Escape succeed with their available multimedia systems, dubbed Blue Link® and SYNC® 3, respectively. You can pair your smartphone with the system via Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ and send texts, make calls, manage your music, and more!

You can get some pretty impressive premium sound systems, too. The Infinity® audio system in the Tucson and the Sony® audio system in the Escape ensure that your music comes through loud and clear.

However, only the Tucson offers Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology, a feature designed to give your music back the authentic sound it lost when it was digitized. The result? More detailed and engaging audio that feels like the real thing.

Interior: A Comfortable Cabin 

2018 Hyundai Tucson Comfortable InteriorThe Tucson and Escape are both two-row SUVs with seating for five, and you'll find the backseats roomy enough for adults. With roughly 38 inches of rear legroom in the Hyundai SUV and 37.3 inches of rear legroom in the Ford SUV, there's plenty of space for those in the rear to keep their legs limber and lithe.

However, if you have children who need car seats, you'll find the LATCH connectors easier to access in the Tucson. Test drivers have found the Tucson's connectors incredibly easy to find and use, while the LATCH anchors in the Escape are hidden more deeply in the seat and easy to confuse with other hardware.

Hyundai Tucson vs Ford Escape: Which Will You Choose?

At Peacock Hyundai Columbia, we want to make car shopping as easy as possible for drivers across Irmo, Lexington, and Columbia. We hope our Hyundai Tucson vs. Ford Escape comparison is helpful as you look at all your options in depth.

So, which small SUV will it be? As impressive as the Escape may be, we think the Tucson shows its mettle in terms of fuel economy, music technology, and ease of installing a car seat. If you value those features, schedule a test drive at our dealer today!

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