Comparison - Hyundai Venue SEL 2021 - vs - Ford Escape SE 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
19,800
Updated: 
04 Dec 2019
$
28,110
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Scarlet red pearl
#8B0019
Stellar silver
#ACB3BC
Ceramic white
#FFFAFA
Green Apple
#7B9A3B
Galactic Gray
#65676B
Intense blue
#004B96
Black Noir Pearl
#0A0A0A
Color: 
Star White metallic tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Bronze Fire Metallic
#B20F2A
Antimatter blue Metallic
#142F47
Iconic Silver metallic
#C7CAD0
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021 Manual transmission discontinued.Other minor changes to standard and optional feature availability.

Pros
Impressive number of features for your money
For its size, easy to get in and out of
Simple control layout

Cons
Engine sounds and feels a little coarse at higher speeds
All-wheel drive isn't offered
One of the smaller extra-small SUVs in the class

By: 
edmunds.com

After only one year, Hyundai discontinues the standard manual transmission. All models now have a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Venue also drops the standard steel wheels, with the base model now riding on a set of alloy rims. The Convenience package, which was previously optional on the SEL, now becomes standard on that trim level. It includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a sliding armrest.

PROS
Excellent value,
surprising passenger space,
many standard driver assists.

CONS
Apathetic highway acceleration,
busy highway behavior,
missing some desirable options.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Hyundai Venue's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. It is a finalist for our 2021 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award. Currently the Hyundai Venue has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Easy to maneuver in tight spaces
Good gas mileage
Easy-to-use infotainment technology

Cons
Small cargo capacity
Engine feels lethargic at times

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Ford Escape's #10 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
User-friendly infotainment system
Well-balanced ride and handling

Cons
Cheap cabin materials
Transmission sometimes hunts for the right gear

By: 
usnews.com

Ford has expanded the availability of the hybrid powertrain to the SE and SEL trims for 2021; it's now standard on the top-spec Titanium model. Elsewhere, adaptive cruise control and a traffic-sign recognition feature join the optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package; a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors are now part of the Technology package; and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a keyless-entry keypad, and LED exterior lighting are now on the list of features in the Convenience package. A new 19-inch wheel design is optional on the Titanium model, and a Class II Trailer Tow package is now available on Escapes with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Pros
Handsomely styled exterior, multiple powertrain options, safety tech comes standard.

Cons
Cheap interior on base models, rough-edged base three-cylinder engine, high starting price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Hybrid powertrain now available on SEL trim.Traffic sign recognition added to models with adaptive cruise control.Minor shuffling of trim and package features.

Pros
Roomy and comfortable seating
Smooth ride quality
Easy-to-use controls
Available hybrid powertrain that gets around 40 mpg

Cons
Transmission's abrupt shifts
Lackluster handling

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
30.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.50L
Torque: 
113ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
190ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
121hp
at 6 300rpm
181hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
33.20Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Hyundai Auto Link
One touch turn signal - 3, 5, or 7 flashes
Rear wiper - 2-stage, with auto wipe on reverse
Drive Mode - 3 settings (Normal, Eco, Sport)
Traction Mode - 3 settings (Snow, Mud, Sand)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
159.10in
181.30in
Width: 
69.70in
74.10in
Height: 
61.60in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
Front Track: 
61.20in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
99.20in
106.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.60
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
34.30in
40.70in
Front Hip Room: 
52.10in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.90in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
43.50in
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.70in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
31.90cu.ft
65.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1102lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
33.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2612.00lbs
3474.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable front head restraints with tilt function
Upholstery/trim Cloth interior - with premium seat bolsters
Leather3 appointed steering wheel & gear knob
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Top tether child restraint anchors (rear) - 3 anchors
ISOFIX child restraint anchors (rear outboard seats)
Rear seating split folding - 60:40
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
independent MacPherson strut with coil springs
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
coupled torsion beam axle
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear privacy glass
Single Zone Front Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Heated rear windshield
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Apple CarPlay1 & Android Auto2 compatibility
Bluetooth phone connectivity
Satellite navigation
SUNA™ Live Traffic Updates
Touch screen - 8" display
Audio system - 6 speakers
Bluetooth audio streaming
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Projector headlights
Automatic headlight control
One-touch triple turn signal
Dual power adjustable, body-color outside mirrors
Chrome front grille
Roof side rails
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 6.5 In.
17 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

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 discs
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid disc
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake Assist System (BAS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Urban/Interurban/Pedestrian (camera type)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
Seat belt reminder - front & rear seatbelts
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Premium Package
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Cold Weather Package
SE Sport Appearance Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
First Aid Kit
Cargo Tray
Rear Seat Cup Holder
8-Way Power Driver Seat (Fleet)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)
Front And Rear Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#2D313F
Gray, cloth
#8293A6
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744
Sandstone, premium cloth
#CBC2BE