Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe

Ford Escape SEL Lewistown

If you want to cruise around the streets of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte with style and efficiency, then you could use a crossover. These brilliant vehicles give you the storage space of an SUV without the bulkiness, so you don’t have to give up on handling or power. Crossovers have grown substantially in popularity over the last several years, leading to a very competitive market when it comes to finding the right crossover for your needs.

Our team here at The Lake Dealerships wants to make it easier for you to decide, so we’ve compiled this detailed Ford Escape vs. Hyundai Santa Fe comparison. The 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe both bring a lot of cool features to the table, but only one can be the best. Learn more about their differences and discover which of these incredible crossovers is right for you.

Fuel Economy of the 2020 Escape vs 2020 Santa Fe

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Whether you’re using your crossover as a personal cruiser or as a vehicle for the whole family, fuel economy is essential to keeping more money in your pocket. While both vehicles have impressive efficiency, the 2020 Escape has the edge when it comes to conserving fuel.

The Ford Escape is powered by a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine. This is able to give you 27 city/33 highway MPG. The Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that only gets 22 city/29 highway MPG.

Technology Features Found in these SUVs

Ford Escape Titan Front InteriorNo modern crossover would be worth it if it lacked the latest modern technology. Both vehicles have fairly advanced infotainment systems, but nothing can quite match the Escape model’s available SYNC® 3. Both the Escape and the Santa Fe feature the typical Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity features, but the Escape has the advantage.

You can turn your Escape into a mobile hotspot with the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities. Additionally, the Escape features a consistently more responsive and intuitive infotainment interface. The Santa Fe has a huge screen, but the Escape model’s is far easier to navigate.

Roads are easy to navigate, too, with the Escape model’s available navigation system that can automatically route you to your favorite restaurants, movie theaters, and more with a simple entry via touchscreen or voice command.

The 2020 Santa Fe also has an available navigation system, but it’s more of a task to find points of interest and doesn’t come with the same abilities to reroute you based on traffic patterns like the Waze-powered system available in the 2020 Ford Escape.

Which Safety Features Come Standard in the Escape vs Santa Fe?

Ford Escape Titanium Adaptive CruiseAlthough both vehicles help provide you with a safe ride, the 2020 Escape will give you extra confidence with all the standard technologies that come along with Ford Co-Pilot360™. This advanced suite of driver-assistive technologies can help you go with the flow of traffic, avoid a collision with a vehicle in front of you, know when it’s clear to change lanes, and maintain great visibility at night. The Hyundai Santa Fe also has a few standard driver-assistive features, but in order for this SUV to help you with some of these everyday maneuvers, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape vs. Hyundai Santa Fe comparison is a close one. If you’re looking for the vehicle that has superior fuel economy, tech, and safety features, though, the 2020 Ford Escape may be just the vehicle you need.

If you live in the Lewistown, State College, or Bellefonte areas, you can come test drive this SUV at The Lake Dealerships. Our friendly team stands ready to offer all the knowledge and help you need to determine if the Escape is right for you. Schedule your test drive today!