2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford EcoSport vs. 2018 Ford Escape

Drivers looking at smaller Ford SUV models often find themselves deciding between 2018 Ford EcoSport vs. 2018 Ford Escape. It might seem like a tough choice, but it’s relatively easy to decide between them when you look at the specs and consider what you need.

Powertrains and MPG Ratings

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford EcoSport
168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque

Standard Power

123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque
245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque

Available Power

166 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque
Up to 23 mpg

City Efficiency

Up to 27 mpg

Interior Space and Size

If you’ll need to take plenty of cargo around Plainfield or between Aurora and Naperville, a quick look at interior specs shows which Ford SUV you should pick:

  • Ford Escape Cargo Room: Up to 34 cubic feet behind the second row or up to 68 behind the first row.
  • Ford EcoSport Cargo Room: Up to 20.9 cubic feet behind the second row or up to 50 cubic feet behind the first row.

However, the Ford EcoSport is only 161.3 inches long and 69.5 inches wide vs. 178.1 and 72.4 with the Escape, so it’s much easier to maneuver in small spaces or along narrow streets.

Tech Features

You’ll find plenty of handy features as standard in both the Ford EcoSport and the Ford Escape, include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, 4.2-inch display, and 60/40-split rear seats. However, only the Ford Escape can provide:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning and Intervention
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist

Which One is Right for Me?

The Ford Escape offers considerably more power than the Ford EcoSport, which might explain why the Escape is better for all-round driving while the Ford EcoSport excels in the city, particularly in terms of efficiency. The Escape is also larger, but that can make it harder to handle in cramped urban environments. The Escape is also more fully featured on the tech side. The question you should be asking is: do you want a small, more maneuverable Ford SUV, or one with lots of bells and whistles?

Find Your Next Escape or EcoSport Car at River View Ford

You’ll find the latest lineup of Ford SUVs waiting in our showroom, so pay a visit if you’d like to take a closer look or arrange a test drive. You can also read more about the 2019 Ford EcoSport. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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