Are you thinking about buying a small SUV? Ford offers the EcoSport subcompact SUV and the Escape compact SUV. Both are excellent choices with their pleasing driving dynamics, high-level utility, and off-road capabilities. Here at James Braden Ford, we highlight the differences between the EcoSport and Escape in this 2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Ford Escape comparison.
The 2019 EcoSport is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $22,349 CAD, compared to $26,399 CAD for the 2019 Escape. With the low price and many premium features, the 2019 EcoSport offers excellent value. This includes a rear spoiler, aluminum wheels, a windshield wiper de-icer, a heated steering wheel, an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, the B&O Premium Sound System, a trip computer, voice recognition, and a remote start system.
Compare the 2019 Ford EcoSport and 2019 Ford Escape
The 2019 Ford Escape delivers a more powerful driving experience. With its available 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine, it doles out 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The available 2.0L I-4 engine in the 2019 EcoSport produces 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. However, the EcoSport is more maneuverable, with its smaller size, lighter weight, and shorter turning radius. The EcoSport gets considerably better fuel economy for city driving (8.6 vs 11.0 L/100 km), but slightly lower fuel economy for highway driving (8.1 vs 8.0 L/100 km). Both SUVs offer an available four-wheel drive system for superb traction on challenging terrains.
While both SUVs can seat up to five passengers, the Escape offers more passenger space, with a total passenger volume of 98.7 cu-ft (2,795 litres), compared to 91.1 cu-ft (2,580 litres) for the EcoSport. The Escape also offers more storage space, with a maximum cargo capacity of 68.0 cu-ft (1,926 litres), compared to 50.0 cu-ft (1,416 litres) for the EcoSport.
Are you interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2019 EcoSport or 2019 Escape? Check them out at James Braden Ford!