2020 Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe
If your next adventure in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte calls for a versatile SUV, both the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe have the space and capability you need.
If you’re trying to choose between these two SUVs, our team at The Lake Dealerships can help. We’ve created this 2020 Ford Escape vs. Hyundai Santa Fe comparison. Let’s see who comes out on top!
2020 Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Efficiency and Performance
You’ll have more options with the 2020 Ford Escape. It gives you four engines to choose from. The Hyundai Santa Fe only offers two engines. You’ll also get more power in the Escape. Its available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine generates 250 horsepower, while the available 2.0L 4-cylinder of the Santa Fe tops off at 235 horsepower!
If you want the enhanced efficiency of a hybrid powertrain, you’ll only find them in the Ford Escape. First, there’s the 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 Hybrid. You can also opt for the plug-in hybrid for even more convenience. The available 240-volt, Level 2 charger has a total charging time of just 3.5 hours!
To give you enhanced traction and stability on slippery roads, both SUVs offer an available all-wheel drive system. When it comes to personalizing your performance, the Escape comes with standard selectable driving modes. The Santa Fe only offers them on higher trim levels.
Interior Comfort and Connectivity
Both SUVs give you the option of cloth- or leather-trimmed seats, but only the 2020 Ford Escape offers available ActiveX™ seating material. It gives you soft, leather-like comfort, while also being stain resistant and easy to clean! It’s a great fit if you have an active lifestyle!
To keep you connected on the go, both models offer available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. That means it’ll be easy to keep up with your favorite apps and music. Plus, the SiriusXM® Satellite Radio—available on both models—will give you a virtually endless number of entertainment options!
It’ll be easier to stay connected to the performance of your vehicle in the Ford Escape. It offers an available 12.3-inch Full Digital Instrument Cluster. The instrument display of the Hyundai Santa Fe is only seven inches!
Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Smart Safety Features
To help give you more peace of mind behind the wheel, both the 2020 Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe come standard with a lane-keeping system and pre-collision assist.
You’ll be even more confident in the Ford Escape, thanks to its standard BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. It’ll keep an eye out for vehicles in those hard-to-see places. The Santa Fe offers similar technologies, but they don’t come standard!
Both SUVs will also give your parking prowess a boost. They both come standard with a rearview camera that will increase your field of vision. However, only the Ford Escape will park itself. Its available Active Park Assist 2.0 will locate an open spot, and with the push of a button, steer the vehicle right in!
Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe: The Verdict
While both SUVs put on a good show, the 2020 Ford Escape pulled out the win with its hybrid efficiency, versatile interior, and standard safety features. Take the victorious SUV to the streets of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte to see if it’s right for you!
Schedule a test drive at The Lake Dealerships today!