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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2013 Ford Escape

Santa Fe

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There are many advantages to having a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe over a 2013 Ford Escape.  The Santa Fe has an optional power sunroof/moonroof whereas the Ford Escape does not.  The same goes for Automatic Headlights (standard on the Hyundai) with Automatic Off and Front Foglights (optional).  Further advantages include: automatic climate control, dual zone automatic climate control, leather steering wheel, interior automatic day/night or electrochromic mirror, compass, universal garage door opener – all optional for the Santa Fe and not applicable for the Ford Escape.  The list continues to include many other features, some not even offered on the Ford Escape, which are either optional with the Santa Fe or standard – all great reasons to choose the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe over a 2013 Ford Escape.  














Base Engine

2.4  L

2.5 L


4 cyl

4 cyl

Drive Type

Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

17.4 gal.


Fuel Economy City/Hwy

21/29 mpg

22/31 mpg

Fuel Type

Premium Unleaded Recommended

Premium Unleaded Required


190 hp @ 6300 rpm

168 hp @ 6000 rpm


181 ft-lbs. @ 4250 rpm

170 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm


6-speed automatic


Basic Warranty

5 years/60,000 miles

3 years/36,000 miles

Many onlookers complain that it is hard to distinguish the Ford Escape from the Ford Focus.  However, the new Santa Fe has emerged with a style of its very own.  And, buyers find the design more appealing.   It has cutting-edge capabilities, an impressive fuel economy and a multitude of features to please both drivers and passengers with its functionality and comfort.  The Hyundai Santa Fe has an advantage with its cabin space.  Together with Hyundai's expertise in interior engineering, the Santa Fe produces an imposing presence on the road.  The roomy cabin has more shoulder space than the previous generation.  Customers will also discover the Santa Fe has more cargo volume, as well.   All forward drive models have a standard Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, which optimally manages Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS). Furthermore, all Santa Fe models offer an optional multifunction eight-inch touch-screen display with navigation.  With all these bells and whistles, there’s no reason why anyone would want to look at any other vehicle than the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe!