2016 Ford Escape vs Hyundai Tucson: Comparing Stats

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If you have to decide between the Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson, which would you pick? The former is popular for its technologies and performance whereas the latter is loved for its comfort.

The Ford Escape 4WD SE retails from $27,540, which is about $10 cheaper than the Hyundai Tucson AWD Sport. The Escape is more practical than the Tucson as it has a higher ground clearance and bigger cargo volume. However, when it comes to passenger space, the Escape is behind its rival.

The Escape is equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can generate about 178hp and 184ft-lbs of torque. The Escape can also return up to 29mpg. As for the Tucson, the SUV is powered by a 1.6L turbo-4 engine that can develop 175hp and 195ft-lbs of torque with fuel economy ratings of 28mpg at best.

While the Tucson might be lighter and have more torque to offer, it is the Escape that exhibits more power as it can pull more loads and take on the off-road terrain. The Tucson offers slightly better handling thanks to the AWD system but is it enough for it to be better? We leave it to you to decide.