|Up to 252 HP||Horsepower||Up to 245 HP|
|Up to 3,500 LBS||Towing Capacity||Up to 3,500 LBS|
If you are ready to live in comfort and style, then it is time to take a look at the top-rated utility vehicles on the market. The 2019 GMC Terrain vs 2019 Ford Escape are, inside and out, manufactured to make the lives of nearly every driver easier with their seamless blend of strength, space, and style. You can’t go wrong with either but there’s one that we like a little better.
The 2019 GMC Terrain is a flawless balance of boldness and beauty. While its exterior demands attention with its intrepid features, the interior makes you feel right at home with its luxury accommodations and style. With this mixture of command and comfort, drivers will instantly feel like royalty while behind the wheel. On top of all that, the 2019 Terrain has a power rating on and off the road that competes with the top of its class. Overall this is a model that has the power to elevate your life.
The 2019 Ford Escape is as straightforward as small SUVs come. As fluid as the 2019 Terrain is, the 2019 Escape is direct. Proficient in nearly everything from roaring power to sharp styling it is truly a model that makes you feel like you can rely on it for everything. Even its namesake is a testament to its ability to allow drivers a sense of freedom.
Comparing these two models is a difficult task, especially when the Ford Escape narrowly passes the GMC Terrain in many of its specs, but regardless of horsepower and torque it will come down to how these SUVs make you feel. Ultimately the sense you get behind the wheel will be dependent on personal preference but the GMC Terrain certainly goes out of its way to give the driver the most luxurious ride that can be achieved in a compact SUV.
The exterior design of the 2019 GMC Terrain is one of the boldest that drivers will ever find in a compact SUV. Many will credit this to GMCs tireless devotion to specializing in large vehicles. The C-shaped headlights give the 2019 Terrain a flair that’s all its own, while the large chrome grille sporting the GMC letters front and center draw your eyes instantly in the best way possible to ensure that you’ll be turning heads everywhere and give you the knowledge that you are driving a commanding vehicle. Additionally, this model is just as functional as it is appealing. Basically no matter how you look at it, this the 2019 GMC Terrain is a stunning example of how big things can come in even the smallest packages.
The exterior of the 2019 Ford Escape is frankly weak compared to what the pure boldness the 2019 Terrain offers. Ford is known for its ability to manufacture tough vehicles, but this SUV feels a bit lacking aesthetically in both toughness and class. Nothing stands out about the 2019 Escape, and while that may work for some drivers who just desire something plain to get from point A to point B, many will find this lack of character disappointing.
The 2019 GMC Terrain stands out in many ways, but where it truly shines is in performance. To start this model offers three brilliant engine options that will be sure to please every type of driver from the frugal to the furious.
Those looking for something balanced in power and affordable will find satisfaction in the anything-but-standard standard engine option. This reliable 1.5L turbo engine is available with nearly every trim level, besides the always impressive Denali, and delivers a bold 170 hp, 203 lb-ft of torque, and 1,500 pounds of towing potential. Additionally, this engine has an EPA rating of up to 30 mpg highway.
Those looking for something to bring out everything the 2019 Terrain has to offer will have to go for the 2.0L turbo engine that comes standard with the with the top-level Denali trim. Drivers will find everything they need with a stunning 252 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque, and up to an impressive 3,500 pounds of towing potential.
Those looking for something unique and fuel efficient will be shocked by the introduction of a diesel option. Offering up to 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, this model still delivers a towing potential of 1,500 while granting drivers an amazing max fuel efficiency rating of 39 mpg highway.
Both the 1.5L and 2.0L engines are paired with a sleek 9-speed automatic transmission, but the diesel model will be paired with a 6-speed auto transmission. Additionally, every 2019 Terrain comes with the option of FWD or AWD and a state-of-the-art terrain and mode-change systems in order to seamlessly handle any road conditions that life throws at you.
The 2019 Ford Escape isn’t what anyone would call a pushover with three powerful engine options of its own. The weakest engine option is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque which comes standard with the basic S trim. Moving up to the SE or SEL trim levels is a standard 1.5L 4-cylinder with 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque for a more balanced performance. Finally, there is the top trim level that comes standard with the most powerful engine option a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine that provides 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque to bring out everything the 2019 Escape has to offer.
At its best, the 2019 Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds just like the 2019 Terrain, but sadly its max EPA rating is only 29 mpg highway. That being said, it also has its own FWD and AWD systems in place for handling rough terrain that is on par with its competitors. Overall though, compared side by side with the engines of the 2019 Terrain, the 2019 Escape has both its strengths and weaknesses.
Measuring to be 182″ L x 72″ W x 65″ H with a max cargo space of around 64 cubic feet, the 2019 GMC Terrain is admittedly one of the smaller crossover SUVs on the market. That being said, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in luxury. Every inch of space can be easily utilized and upgraded. At best the 2019 Terrain can comfortably accommodate five passengers, but how you arrange your cabin is all up to you. Drivers are free to customize their driving experience from the number of seats to the amount of tech.
When it comes to interior features some noteworthy items include GMC’s signature infotainment system with a 7-8 inch touch screen display and smartphone compatibility, a Bose audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium heated leather seating, advance active safety and awareness system with 360-degree camera, wireless charging, and a number of driver assistance features. Overall, whether it’s standard or optional equipment, this model is all about functionality, comfort, and elevating your life.
Measuring to be 178″ L x 75″ W x 66″ H with up to 68 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2019 Ford Escape can hold up to five passengers. Just like the Terrain, it falls behind many others in its class when it comes to size, but it does offer many of the same brilliant features that the 2019 Terrain provides including flexibility and convenience with the space it does offer.
Noteworthy standard features include an infotainment system, rearview camera, and dual climate control. The sync3 infotainment by Ford doesn’t feel as seamless to use as the GMC infotainment system or as large at only 4.2 inches for the basic trim. Noteworthy premium features include leather interior, a 10-speaker Sony audio system, adaptive cruise control, and additional active safety equipment.