Greene Ford Compares 2018 Ford Escape VS 2018 Buick Envision Near Flowery Branch, GA

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2018 Ford Escape

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2018 Buick Envision

Safety Comparison

The Escape SE/SEL/Titanium’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Envision doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Escape and the Envision have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 51 percent more Ford dealers than there are Buick dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Escape’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Escape second among compact SUVs in their 2017 Initial Quality Study. The Envision isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Buick vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Buick is ranked 13th.

Engine Comparison

The Escape Titanium’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 15 lbs.-ft. more torque (275 vs. 260) than the Envision Premium’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Escape gets better fuel mileage than the Envision:

 

 

Escape

Envision

 

2WD

1.5 EcoBoost/Auto

23 city/30 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

1.5 EcoBoost/Auto

22 city/28 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

 

2.0 EcoBoost/Auto

20 city/27 hwy

20 city/26 hwy

2.0 Turbo/Auto

The Escape has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Envision doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Escape has larger tires than the Envision (235/55R17 vs. 225/60R18).

The Escape’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Envision’s standard 60 series tires. The Escape’s optional tires have a lower 45 series profile than the Envision Premium’s 50 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Escape has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Envision doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

Chassis Comparison

The Ford Escape may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 350 pounds less than the Buick Envision.

The Escape is 5.6 inches shorter than the Envision, making the Escape easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Escape has 2.2 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more front hip room and .5 inches more rear headroom than the Envision.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Escape has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Envision with its rear seat up (34 vs. 26.9 cubic feet). The Escape has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Envision with its rear seat folded (68 vs. 57.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Escape SE/SEL/Titanium’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches. The Envision’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Escape SE/SEL/Titanium’s exterior keypad. The Envision doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its OnStar® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

The Escape’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Envision’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Escape owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Escape will cost $790 to $2180 less than the Envision over a five-year period.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Escape will be $9647 to $15217 less than for the Buick Envision.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Escape has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

 

Escape

Envision

Consumer Reports® Recommends

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Car Book “Best Bet”

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