2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 GMC Acadia

You are probably here because you either have a particular taste in automobiles, or you are thinking of expanding your horizons into something new and exciting. The Sport Utility Vehicle has been the automobile of choice for many people over the years, especially these days with the options offered by crossover SUVs, which give drivers a taste of two distinct worlds. SUVs are great choices for people who want to feel like they are in command of the road, to feel like they have the power to explore the vast reaches of the world, and for people who just want the everyday tasks of life to be handled more easily. With so many choices available, which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 GMC Acadia.

Both of these SUVs are exceptional examples of why this style of automobile is so popular, and both are made by powerhouses in the automotive industry. When you place the two side-by-side, however, a number of differences in important areas begin to emerge, and the Escape pulls ahead of its competition.

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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 GMC Acadia
2.5-liter Inline 4 Base Engine 2.5-liter Inline 4
$23,600 Base MSRP $29,070
21/29 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 21/26 City/Hwy MPG
34 Cubic Feet Cargo Capacity with All Seats in Place 12.8 Cubic Feet

Differences between the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 GMC Acadia

These two SUVs start off similar to each other with a 2.5-liter inline 4 engine, but from there, the two vehicles diverge. Although fuel economy may not be your top priority when shopping for an SUV, you still don’t want something that is going to drink fuel in gulps and drain your wallet with fuel costs. The 2017 Ford Escape gets an estimated 21 city and 29 highway miles per gallon, while the 2017 GMC Acadia falls shy of that with 21 city and 26 highway miles per gallon.

Another important factor in buying an SUV is the cargo space. It’s probably one of the characteristics that draws you to this style in the first place. When all seats are in their upright position, you can fit 34 cubic feet of cargo in the 2017 Ford Escape. With all seats in place inside  the 2017 GMC Acadia, however, you are given just 12.8 cubic feet of space to work with. This could make quite a difference in which items have to stay behind when taking trips.

With the 2017 Ford Escape, you’ll get better fuel economy and more cargo room when all seats are in place, not to mention some of today’s top-notch automotive technology, and all for a significantly lower price than the 2017 GMC Acadia. The numbers speak for themselves. Contact us to find out how you can get behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford Escape today.

 

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