When it comes to midsize SUVs, the Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe rank among the top of the class, with comfortable rides and advanced technology. So, it's not surprising that drivers wonder which is the best SUV to drive around the Geneva, Rochester, and Canandaigua areas.

Our team at Friendly Ford put together this comparison of the Escape and Santa Fe, so you can see which vehicle is a better option for you. If you have any questions along the way, reach out to a member of our team. 

Escape vs Santa Fe: Power & Efficiency

Every driver desires something different when it comes to their next vehicle, whether it's impressive fuel economy or outstanding power under the hood. Fortunately, the 2020 Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe offer two powertrain options for you to choose from.

The baseline motors generate over 180 horsepower to create a thrilling ride wherever the road takes you. However, the available 2.0L Turbo engine only generates up to 235 horsepower in the Santa Fe, while the Escape's available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine cranks out 250 horsepower for a more athletic drive.

You'll get to enjoy more miles behind the wheel of the Escape, since it achieves an EPA-estimated 31 MPG on the highway with either powertrain option, while the baseline engine in the Santa Fe gives you an EPA-estimated 29 MPG on the highway.

Safety Wherever You Roam

Explore the road with extra confidence, thanks to standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking in the 2020 Ford Escape and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection in the Hyundai Santa Fe.

When traversing the open road, these systems monitor your distance from objects ahead and warn when you're too close. If a frontal collision is detected, they jump to the rescue and apply the brakes, helping you avoid impact.

Another baseline system you'll find in the Escape is a BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. It detects vehicles approaching either of your side blind zones when traveling on the highway or reversing in a busy parking lot. Unfortunately, this feature doesn't come standard in the Santa Fe, so you'll have to upgrade to a higher trim to get it.

Technology Designed for an Enhanced Ride

Technology can make your drive more enjoyable and relaxing. That's exactly what Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go does, for the 2020 Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe. This intelligent feature maintains a set following speed and distance, stopping and slowing your vehicle as needed, so you only have to focus on steering.

When it comes to parking, though, the Escape has a leg up on the Santa Fe with the available Active Park Assist 2.0. This advanced system will actually steer your SUV into a parking spot for you, making even complex parallel parking on city streets quick and easy.

Unfortunately, in the Santa Fe, you'll have to park your ride the old-fashioned way.

2020 Ford Escape vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Test Drive Your Favorite SUV

Between the 2020 Ford Escape and the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Escape is clearly the winning vehicle-- offering standard safety systems, cutting-edge technology, and superb efficiency.

If you're in the Rochester, Geneva, or Canandaigua area, and you'd like to test drive an Escape, contact your neighbors at Friendly Ford today!

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