Comparing the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Ford Escape, you'll quickly see these two SUVs have a lot to offer drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre. The Maguire Hyundai sales team is here to take a closer look at these two vehicles.

If you're searching for a new car, you might be considering the Santa Fe and the Escape. Continue reading to learn more about vehicle performance, what's inside the cabin of each, and how the safety features work to protect you.

Santa Fe vs. Escape Performance

The base trim of the Hyundai Santa Fe features a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 185 horsepower. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which allows drivers to change gears on demand, and also adapts to your driving habits. The base engine in the Ford Escape is a 2.5L 4-cylinder, which produces 168 horsepower. It performs well for those daily drives and travels around town but doesn't quite match the horsepower found in the base Santa Fe.

The available HTRAC All Wheel Drive system is able to automatically send power to the wheels with the best traction. Maximize traction and control for those rainy days and snowy roads. The Ford Escape carries similar traction control technology.

Interior Amenities

When it comes to what's inside each of these vehicles, both the Santa Fe and Escape are well-appointed. The 7-inch display audio system in the Santa Fe comes with standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, which makes it easy to link a compatible smartphone to this screen. Read text messages, pick a new song from a saved playlist, or use other apps available to you.

The Escape standard features include the voice-activated SYNC infotainment system with a 4.2-inch display screen. There are numerous available features, including Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, but they don't come standard as they do in the Santa Fe.

When it comes to cargo space, which is something every driver is always considering, you'll have plenty of room in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. In fact, the 71.3 cubic feet of overall cargo space is enough room for a dozen bags of groceries, numerous pieces of luggage, and even some hiking gear. The Ford Escape is spacious, but with the back row folded, only carries up to 68 cubic feet.

Safety Features

A number of safety features come standard in the Santa Fe, in the Hyundai SmartSense suite. That suite includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which warns you when following a slowing vehicle or pedestrian crossing the road. It also comes with Blind-Spot Collision Warning, giving you an idea of what's happening around the vehicle. A visual alert will be provided if a car is detected in your blind spot.

The Ford Safe and Smart Package brings the Blind Spot Information System to drivers, along with Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support. While these safety features are similar to those in the Santa Fe, they don't come standard as they do in Hyundai's SUV offering.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Escape: The Vehicle Verdict

Now that you've learned about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Escape, visit Maguire Hyundai today. You'll be able to take a test drive of the 2019 Santa Fe and explore Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre highways and by-ways in style. Have questions for our sales team? Reach out to us today!

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