Comparison - Ford Escape SEL 2018 - vs - SEAT Ateca Cupra 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
£
38,675
Updated: 
07 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
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Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB
Color: 
Silver Brilliant
#B5B6BB
Rodium Grey
#6F7177
Black Magic
#484848
Nevada White
#D5D6DA
Red Velvet
#A61712
Energy Blue
#13407D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

At first that may seem faintly ridiculous, but when you look at the Venn diagram of price, proportions and performance, the Ateca lives in a little world of its own. To get vaguely comparable speed and power from any other medium-sized SUV, you’re looking at spending around £50k+ on a Porsche Macan S or an Audi SQ5.
But although it may be marooned in its own micro-sector, that doesn’t mean it has a free pass. A £40,000-ish Seat – sorry, Cupra – has a lot to prove, starting with how it drives

Pros
Hot hatch performance with SUV styling and practicality

Cons
£40k for a Seat with somewhat unconvincing branding

By: 
topgear.com

The Cupra Ateca SUV is a brilliant family car that’s fast and great to drive, but you’ll have to accept its gloomy interior and boy racer exterior complete with tuner-esque branding.

Pros
Surprisingly nimble
Fizzing performance
Still practical

Cons
Boy racer looks
Dark, gloomy interior
A VW Golf R costs less

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined mpg range (l/100km) - 33.6-34.0
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
295ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
179hp
at 6 000rpm
300hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Lights On' warning buzzer
Multi function display
Full Link App interface
Top view camera (360º view of surroundings)
Front assist city emergency braking and pedestrian protection
Dynamic route guidance with 3D Map display and 3D emblematic buildings
SEAT Drive profile CUPRA
Progressive power assisted steering
Lights On' warning buzzer

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
172.20in
Width: 
72.40in
72.40in
Height: 
66.30in
63.03in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.40in
Front Track: 
61.50in
61.90in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
60.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
103.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1499lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
18.01cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3678.00lbs
3549.44lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel warning light
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Outside temperature gauge
Illuminated glovebox

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
LED headlights
Tinted windows
Dark tinted rear windows
LED daytime running lights
LED tail lights

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height adjustable driver's seat
Leather upholstery
Front cupholders x 2
Driver/passenger lumbar adjustment
Front seat back storage pockets
Storage box under drivers seat
Height adjustable front headrests
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear armrest
3 height adjustable rear headrests

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absrober
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Multilink axle, coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Advanced multicolour ambient light and LED interior light
Ambient lighting
Rear central air outlet
Welcome lighting
Active head restraints
Footwell illumination

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
12V power point front
8 speakers
CD player
Beats audio system
10 GB hard disk
Aux-in socket
2 USB ports
High resolution colour driver display
2 additional USB ports in rear with storage net

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Chrome side window trim
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Cornering front fog lights
Electric folding door mirrors
Aluminium front door sills
Aluminium roof rails
Body colour bumpers
Rear wash/wipe
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Twin chromed exhaust pipes
Chromed centre radiator grille surround
Storage compartment in roof console
Roof mounted sunglasses holder
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17
19"
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
19" Exclusivediamond cut alloy wheel
Space saver spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Auto hold function
Tiredness recognition system
Automatic Post collision braking
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Predictive pedestrian protection
Anti-lock brake system
Electronic parking brake
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers knee airbag
Hill hold control
Front assist including city emergency braking
Black brake callipers with CUPRA logo
Locking wheel bolts
Central locking fuel filler cap
Perimeter alarm with interior monitoring

Options

Packages: 
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343