2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

There are so many reasons why Naperville and Oswego drivers should opt for the 2017 Ford Escape over the 2017 Hyundai Santa Sport – we just can’t list them all. With that in mind, we’ve picked out the most important advantages that drivers will be able to enjoy when they bypass the Santa Fe Sport and head straight for River View Ford to test-drive the new Escape.

Superior Power and Efficiency

It doesn’t matter whether you’re dedicated to achieving the strongest fuel-economy ratings possible or unsatisfied with anything less than stellar performance, the 2017 Escape will always outpace the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport:

  • Peak Power: The Escape’s available 2.0L EcoBoost engine delivers up to a staggering 245 horsepower, plus Auto Stop/Start technology. The Santa Fe Sport’s available 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbo makes just 240 horsepower.
  • Peak Efficiency: The Escape’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine has been designed to achieve top EPA ratings, and it has succeeded. Expect up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. The Santa Fe Sport tops out at just 21 in the city and 27 on the highway with its entry-level 2.4L inline 4-cylinder.

Advanced Infotainment

The Ford Escape has been treated to a thorough refresh for 2017, adding everything from revised exterior styling to new interior features. One of the most eagerly-awaited is the SYNC 3 system. It uses new hardware, new software, and a new easy-to-use design to make controlling your driving environment easier than ever. High-speed performance, enhanced voice recognition, and available navigation with easy destination entry feature makes everything feel effortless.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport isn’t available with the SYNC 3 system, and neither does it provide Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionality. These upgrades to the Escape for 2017 allow Naperville and Oswego drivers to connect up their smartphones and use a growing selection of apps through vehicle systems.

Easier Parking and Loading

The 2017 Ford Escape hasn’t stopped at making leaps forward in terms of entertainment, even parking and packing your vehicle have been made easier. That starts with a Class-Exclusive hands-free, foot-activated liftgate; it opens automatically when the key is in your pocket and you kick your foot under the bumper. You can even adjust the liftgate height, which is great when dealing with lower overhangs.

Naperville and Oswego drivers will also be able to benefit from the Available Enhanced Active Park Assist package, which offers:

  • Parallel Parking Assist
  • Park-Out Assist
  • Reverse Perpendicular Parking Assist
  • Side Sensing System

The 2017 Ford Escape Offers So Much More Than the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2017 Ford Escape remains at the front of the pack by delivering first-rate features and a sophisticated range of powertrain options for Naperville and Oswego drivers. To experience it for yourself, just drop by the showroom here at River View Ford today. We hope to see you soon!