The Hyundai Tucson and the Ford Escape are two reliable SUVs that offer a safe and smooth ride. Which one's right for you, though? The team at Maguire Hyundai put together this Hyundai Tucson vs. Ford Escape comparison to help drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre decide. Contact us today to learn more!

Safety Features

Whether you're on your morning commute or taking the family on a trip, having a safe SUV is important. That's why the Hyundai Tucson is built with a front crumple zone. It's designed to absorb energy during a collision. Meanwhile, the interior features front seatbelt pretensioners and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). There's also an advanced airbag system that protects both rows of seats with roof-mounted side-curtain airbags.

The Ford Escape also has side-curtain airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and LATCH. However, without any crumple zones, its not as dependable should the unexpected happen.

Both SUVs also offer lots of driver-assist technology. These features can give you more awareness during your drive and help prevent accidents. In the Hyundai Tucson, you can count on the following features to help keep you safe:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning

The Escape offers many of the same safety features, but Driver Attention Warning isn't one of them. It monitors your driving patterns and reminds you to focus on the road or take a break if it senses any signs of drowsy or distracted driving.

Infotainment System

On top of their safety features, both SUVs also offer lots of technology to make your drive easier and more fun. The Tucson has a standard 7-inch touchscreen that's compatible with your smartphone. It comes with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. An 8-inch screen is also available. It includes a voice-activated navigation system and gives you more music to choose from with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.  

The Escape also offers a touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. Unfortunately, none of those features comes standard. The base trim only offers Bluetooth® and a 4.2-inch LCD screen.

Design & Amenities

While both SUVs are versatile enough to tackle tough terrain and difficult driving conditions, only the Hyundai Tucson looks like the kind of ride you'd want to take to a formal event. It has a smart, balanced design that offers a chrome grille and chrome door handles. This makes it feel right at home whether you're going on a camping trip or out to dinner.

While the exterior's stylish in any situation, the cabin offers a comfortable ride all year-round. There are heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats.

The Ford Escape has an unusual design. It features the same round hood and black mesh grille as those found on Ford's sedans and sports cars. By making this kind of first impression, it looks more like an oversized hatchback than an SUV. Chrome accents are also hard to come by.

Inside, the driver and front passenger can warm up with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. However, it doesn't offer ventilated front seats or heated rear seats.

Test Drive a Sporty SUV

Visit Maguire Hyundai to learn more about this Hyundai Tucson vs. Ford Escape comparison and take a test drive. The Hyundai Tucson offers lots of features and a more comfortable ride to drivers in Ithaca, Vestal, and Sayre.

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