Ford Escape vs. Dodge Hornet

In the world of compact SUVs, the competition is fierce. However, some, more modern, stand out with their unique personality and features. This is the case with the Dodge Hornet and the Ford Escape, two excellent choices in the category, with many similarities and differences. Which one would you choose?

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Power and Fuel Efficiency

Both SUVs offer a choice of turbocharged 2.0-litre engines with comparable power. The Dodge Hornet GT Plus delivers 268 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the Escape ST-Line develops 250 hp and 280 lb-ft respectively. Honestly, it's hard to find a difference between the two in terms of power, but the Escape's engine provides a more evenly distributed power in its torque curve.

Both vehicles are also very fuel-efficient. The Canadian ratings are impressive, with the Ford Escape averaging 7.6 L per 100 kilometers on the highway and 9.1 L in combined mode. Its competitor is a bit more fuel-hungry, requiring 8.2 L per 100 km on the highway and 9.9 L per 100 km in combined mode.

Available Versions

It's worth noting that other versions of the Ford Escape are available, including front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains. In the case of the Dodge Hornet, only a plug-in hybrid version is added to the lineup.

Interior Space

Both SUVs offer room for five people and are spacious inside. However, the rear seat of the Ford Escape is more welcoming and comfortable. It should be mentioned that the Ford Escape measures 4 to 6 centimeters more in height, length, and wheelbase. This size advantage also allows it to offer a more substantial cargo space, reaching 1,852 L compared to 1,550 for the Hornet.

Technology and Equipment

In terms of equipment, the advantage goes to the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape ST-Line is equipped with all the technological features you could wish for, including a large 13.2-inch infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, and a premium Bang and Olufsen audio system. It also has numerous USB ports for charging and heated seats and steering wheel for those colder days.

The Dodge Hornet features similar characteristics, including multiple USB ports, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, and a premium Harmon Kardon audio system. However, opting for a GT Plus version is necessary to have all these attributes.

Both compact SUVs are interesting and modern. However, the Ford Escape takes the lead in terms of space, fuel efficiency, features, and purchase price. Visit and take it for a test drive to discover its full potential!

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