Ford Escape and GMC Terrain are compact SUVs offering great space, technology, and performance. The Ford Escape has four trim levels: S, SE, Titanium, and Limited. The GMC Terrain has two trim levels: SLE-1 and SLT-2.
If you’re looking for an SUV that can handle everything from urban commutes to long-distance highway trips, both are good options.
But which one is the better value? To find out, we put them head-to-head to see which has more features, is more comfortable to drive, and looks better.
Design & Style
The 2023 Ford Escape has a sleek and modern exterior design that will turn heads. It has an aerodynamic front end, prominent headlights, sleek hood, and sharp fenders. The vehicle’s rear features muscular lines along its sides, giving it an athletic appearance.
The 2023 GMC Terrain comes equipped with all-wheel drive capabilities, which means you’ll be able to ride comfortably through any weather condition without worrying about getting stuck or slipping on wet roads! Its wide stance gives it added stability when driving on rough terrain; plus, plenty of safety features are available if something happens while you’re out exploring nature!
Overall, the Escape has more of a sporty feel to it. The seats are more comfortable and supportive, and the steering wheel feels nice. The Terrain feels like a traditional SUV, with a higher driving position and less headroom for taller passengers.
The interior design of the 2023 GMC Terrain is less flashy but still attractive enough to look at without feeling like it’s trying too hard or lacking in style compared to other vehicles on the market today. It has fewer buttons than other vehicles do nowadays–which means less confusion when figuring out which one does what!
Technology & Safety
The Ford Escape has standard features like a rearview camera and Apple CarPlay. It also has an optional safety package that includes lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. The Escape’s optional Driver Assist Package adds active park assist, adaptive steering, and auto high beams to the list of available safety features.
The Terrain comes standard with a rearview camera and Apple CarPlay compatibility (Android Auto compatibility requires an upgrade). Optional safety features include blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert; the Driver Confidence II Package adds forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and front park assist sensors to this mix of available technology.
The 2023 Ford Escape and the 2023 GMC Terrain have different engines but offer impressive performance.
The Ford Escape has a 1.5L turbocharged I3 engine that generates 180 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. This engine can be paired with an optional all-wheel drive system for added traction in adverse conditions.
The GMC Terrain has a 1.5L naturally aspirated I4 engine that produces 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.
The Bottom Line
The 2023 Ford Escape wins this comparison by a wide margin. It’s the only vehicle in its class with AWD, which makes it more versatile and capable than any other crossover on the market. It also has a powerful engine and great fuel economy, so you can tow heavy loads without worrying about getting stuck or having to stop halfway through your trip to fill up at a gas station.
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