2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 GMC Terrain

side by side images of the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 GMC Terrain

Car shoppers interested in a quality compact SUV may be able to find their match in one of the models in this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 GMC Terrain comparison. Each of these small SUVs seats five passengers, delivers cutting-edge technology options and offers up to three engine choices.

While these models may offer the same seating capacity, that does not give them identical dimensions. The 2018 Ford Escape, for example, has more cargo space. With all its rear seats folded down, the Ford crossover offers up to 67.8 cubic feet of room for luggage, while the 2018 GMC Terrain tops out at 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space with those same seats folded down. In addition, both of these models offer up to 3,500 pounds of towing potential when properly equipped. Whether drivers are looking for in-cabin cargo hauling or trailing, the 2018 Ford Escape can pull ahead.

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2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 GMC Terrain
$23,940 Starting MSRP $25,995
2.5-L Duratec (168 hp) Base Engine 1.5-L (170 hp)
29 mpg Highway Gas Mileage 30 mpg
67.8 cubic feet Max. Cargo Space 63.3 cubic feet

Attractive Pricing and Available Features on the 2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape offers the most affordable starting price in this 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 GMC Terrain comparison, but it still delivers plenty of value. The Ford SYNC infotainment system with voice controls comes standard even on the base S model and a rearview camera and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability control also come on every trim. Drivers who opt for the SE and SEL trims get to enjoy even more features like leather trimmed seating, SiriusXM Satellite radio, and an available panoramic sunroof. While many of these features are also available on the 2018 GMC Terrain, that compact crossover does have a higher starting price which may make the Ford more attractive for familiers on a budget.

Would you like to learn more about the 2018 Ford Escape and how it compares with other compact crossover vehicles in the Brainerd MN area? Stop by Houston Ford in Pine River today or contact a member of our sales team online to schedule your test drive or learn more about this attractive crossover SUV.


2018 Ford Escape steering wheel and dashboard
rear seats folded down in the 2018 Ford Escape
Ford SYNC system in the 2018 Ford Escape
interior seating of the 2018 Ford Escape