2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport might sound like a sharp little number, but the “Sport” moniker only distinguishes it as the regular Santa Fe’s little brother. No surprise then that it’s so outclassed by the 2018 Ford Escape in terms of:

  • Horsepower and torque
  • City and highway efficiency
  • Standard and available technology
  • Standard and available comfort

Power and Efficiency

You can seek spirited performance or feel like prioritizing efficiency — the Ford Escape stills hits the mark better than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

The Ford offers three engine options:

  • A 168-hp 2.5L four-cylinder
  • A 179-hp turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder
  • A 245-hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder.

Efficiency scores reach as high as an impressive 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

The Hyundai offers only two engines. Power peaks at 240 hp with the available turbocharged 2.0L, while efficiency scores only reach 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway as standard.


Settling into the sumptuous 2018 Ford Escape interior means having the latest features at your beck and call, including:

  • SYNC Connect with Onboard Wi-Fi: Keeps you connected to the internet through a strong and stable onboard connection.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors: The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport only offers parking sensors at the rear. 
  • Enhanced Park Assist: Scans for available spots and controls steering as you slip inside.


It doesn’t matter if you’re taking a short trip from Aurora to Naperville or heading from Plainfield to another state entirely, the new Escape keeps you relaxed and comfortable in ways that the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport cannot.

Just check out how comfort levels compare:

  • Available 10-way power driver’s seat in the Ford vs. available 8-way driver’s seat in the Hyundai.
  • Available 10-way power front-passenger seat in the Ford vs. available 6-way front-passenger seat in the Hyundai.
  • Up to 43.1 inches of front legroom in the Ford vs. just 41.3 inches in the Hyundai.

Check out the 2018 Ford Escape by Visiting River View Ford Today

The Ford Escape commands attention and respect wherever you take it — just try visiting River View Ford in Oswego for a test drive. Feel free to contact us today or apply for financing online.

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