The 2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. the 2017 Ford Escape

Get ready to start an exciting adventure in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. The Tucson has you covered for everything from weekend trips to daily commutes. Drivers may also be considering the 2017 Ford Escape, but the Tucson bests it in many key areas. When you're taking your new SUV out for an adventure, you don't want to have to worry about the safety, performance, or capacity of your vehicle. Find out why the Tucson is the best choice before heading to Elgin Hyundai for a test drive!


Safety is likely a top priority for those searching for a new SUV. Both the Tucson and the Escape offer a suite of modern safety features like daytime running lights, rearview cameras, blind spot warning systems, electronic stability control, and much more. However, the Tucson outclasses the Escape in both available safety features and safety testing results. You have the peace-of-mind knowing that the Tucson comes with Active Head Restraints, which protect passengers from whiplash. You won't find this feature in the 2017 Ford Escape.

In front crash safety tests conducted by the IIHS, the Tucson scored six points for the available Automatic Emergency Braking system. As a result, the Tucson was awarded a "Superior" rating. The Escape scored a zero in the same test because it lacks a front crash prevention system.


Warranty may also influence your purchase, because it guards your investment. The Tucson basic warranty surpasses the Escape's warranty by over two years and 24,000 miles. The Tucson also has a standout powertrain warranty that lasts for five years and 40,000 miles longer than that of the Escape, and the corrosion warranty lasts for three years longer.

Performance and Efficiency

When it comes to the performance, you can expect the Tucson to speed from 0-60 mph in just 8.3 seconds rather than 9 seconds in the Escape. It can achieve an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway compared to the Escape's 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. You also only have to worry about unleaded gasoline in the Tucson, while the Escape recommends more expensive premium gasoline. Additionally, the Tucson comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission, compared to the Escape's 6-speed transmission.

Comfort and Capacity

The Tucson also offers more space than its competitor. It provides 3.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Ford Escape. For cargo room, you'll have a maximum width of 53 inches instead of 45.6 inches in the Escape. You will also find more convenient amenities you won't be able to find on the Escape, like a locking fuel door and optional heated rear outboard seats. The Tucson also features cornering lights and standard automatic headlights, which increase visibility.

Hop Into the 2017 Hyundai Tucson at Elgin Hyundai!

Hit the road in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, our choice over the 2017 Ford Escape. Come explore the quality and value of the Tucson with the help of our friendly, knowledgeable Hyundai experts. Just contact us online to book your test drive and ask us any questions you may have.


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