Hyundai Tucson vs Ford Escape

Drivers near Garden Grove, Anaheim, and Downey need a crossover that not only can get them from Point A to Point B, but can get them there in style. With so many features to offer, both the 2019 Hyundai Tucson and the 2019 Ford Escape go above and beyond to fill these shoes.

How can you decide which one is the better option for you and your lifestyle? We’re here to help with this informative comparison. Read ahead, and contact us to learn more about how these vehicles compare when it comes to performance, advanced technology, and safety!

Hyundai Tucson vs Ford Escape: Performance Specifications

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is standardly equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, while the 2019 Ford Escape is standardly powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Both of these engines come paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain.

The Tucson takes its powertrain a step further, however, by offering an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Equip your vehicle with this, and you’ll have only smooth sailing from here on out. With the 2019 Ford Escape, however, you’ll be locked into the 6-speed automatic transmission in all four trim levels. Plus, you unfortunately won’t find a specific AWD system in this model.

Hyundai Tucson vs Ford Escape: Advanced Technology

When it comes to advanced technology, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson delivers with a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a Rear View Monitor, and available dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer.

Depending on which of the three available infotainment systems you choose in the Tucson, you’ll have access to a variety of features including smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, turn-by-turn navigation, and an Infinity® Premium Audio system.

While the 2019 Ford Escape includes its own SYNC® system, you won’t gain access to its fully equipped SYNC® 3 infotainment system unless you upgrade, leaving you with less functionality in the base trim. If you upgrade, though, you’ll also have access to a similar dual-zone temperature control system, as it’s only available in higher trims in the Ford as well.

Tucson vs Escape: Safety Features

As an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK, 1 the 2019 Hyundai Tucson offers a plethora of safety features, two of the most prominent being a standard Advanced Dual Front Airbags with Occupant Classification System and a Driver Attention Warning feature.

Also available in this vehicle is a battery of advanced active safety features including Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection. These advanced features act as a second set of eyes so that you’re always in the know, no matter which direction you’re traveling in.

As for the 2019 Ford Escape, you’ll have a Brake Assist feature that’s similar to some of the Tucson’s safety systems. However, you’ll miss out on a lot of the active safety features listed above.

2019 Hyundai Tucson vs Ford Escape: Which One?

As you can see, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson takes the cake in categories like performance, advanced technology, and safety. However, this isn’t all that this capable crossover has to offer.

Shoppers near Garden Grove, Anaheim, and Downey should give us a call at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos to schedule a test drive in the Tucson today!

1To qualify for 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating. For details visit