Let's face it-finding the perfect vehicle can feel quite difficult. With a market filled with competition, the automobile industry can be very intimidating for newcomers. On top of this, there are also a handful of manufacturers that make vehicles that many people assume to be exactly the same.

In fact, this is why there is currently a huge debate about the 2020 Hyundai Tucson and the 2020 Ford Escape, with almost everyone having an opinion on the matter. Something very unique about this discussion, though, is that almost everybody prefers one of the cars, with few people being neutral on the subject.

Because the debate surrounding these two cars is very nuanced, we've decided to break down both models to give you our opinion on the matter. We'll be giving in-depth information about each vehicle to help you understand the differences between the two and eventually make a decision for yourself about which you prefer.


In terms of safety, both the Tucson and Escape have the standard features that you would expect from a modern car. For example, we are glad that including different driving modes and effective ways for the car to maintain traction has become the industry default. However, we think that the Tucson's overall safety benefits outweigh the Escapes. Sure, the Escape comes with the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology, but the Tucson has features such as the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) System on top of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System.

The most important thing about the features included with the Tucson is that they feel incredibly intuitive to use. When designing safety features, it's important that manufacturers avoid implementing a necessary learning curve. This is one of the main reasons why we prefer the Tucson's system over the Escape. The Tucson's frame is also built with 2.5-MPH Bumpers and Bodyside Reinforcements, helping mitigate any damage in the event of an accident. The Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) System is also incredibly effective for navigating uneven terrain.


If you're concerned about how many people will be able to fit in the car, you won't have to worry with either of these models. Both the Tucson and the Escape are able to fit five people at a time, but it is worth noting that the Escape does provide more legroom for the second row passengers.

Both of the cars also feature touchscreens that allow consumers to play music, check specs of their car and access navigation directions. These systems also have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, allowing you to connect your smart phone to access applications that aren't inherently available with either car. However, we think that the Tucson has a more intuitive interface that doesn't have any associated learning curves. In our minds, this gives the vehicle a clear advantage over the Escape for the sole purpose that technology shouldn't feel difficult to use.


As far as the exteriors go, both of the cars look quite similar. However, we definitely prefer the Tucson's more compact design that helps you not feel like you're driving around in a bulky SUV. Though the Escape makes an attempt to do this with a minimalistic design, we feel that the rear of the car is raised too high to fool anyone.

In Conclusion

At the end of the day, you shouldn't have to drive home with a car you don't feel comfortable in. This is why we here at Randall Noe Hyundai want to make sure that each our customers is able to make an informed decision.

Out of the two options, it's clear to use that the 2020 Hyundai Tucson is more impressive than the 2020 Ford Escape. Not only is the Tucson's included technology more advanced, but we found that the entire experience of operating the vehicle was more intuitive.

Want to learn more about the 2020 Hyundai Tucson? Stop by Randal Noe Hyundai any day of the week for a free test drive!



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