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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Ford Escape Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Ford
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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$24,885 to $36,155
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $24,138 to $34,708
MPG - City 21 - 25 23 - 44
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 31 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Ford Escape. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Escape, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Ford Escape, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Santa Fe will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Escape, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Hyundai Santa Fe will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Escape.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is about the same width as the Ford Escape. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is slightly longer than the Ford Escape.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Escape.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Ford Escape.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Ford Escape. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Escape.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Ford Escape.