79points

Ford Escape (2017)

97points

Volvo XC70 (2015)

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Ford Escape (2017) vs Volvo XC70 (2015)

Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
79
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97
points

Why is Ford Escape (2017) better than Volvo XC70 (2015)?

  • 38mm narrower
    1.84mvs1877mm
  • Has height-adjustable seat belts
  • 121kg lighter
    1.6tvs1721000g
  • 315mm shorter length
    4.52mvs4839mm

Why is Volvo XC70 (2015) better than Ford Escape (2017)?

  • 767mm shorter
    917mmvs1684mm
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 17.65% larger fuel tank
    70lvs59.5l
  • 0.4l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    9.8l/100 kmvs10.2l/100 km
  • 6% greater cargo volume (seats down)
    2041lvs1925.5l
  • 18Nm higher maximum torque
    258Nmvs240Nm
  • 0.33m smaller turn radius
    11.5mvs11.83m
  • 124mm longer wheelbase
    2.81mvs2690mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2. smaller turn radius

11.83m

11.5m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4.2m

3.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

4.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Dimensions

1.height

1.68m

917mm

Best

Volvo XC70 (2015)

917mm

2. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1925.5l

2041l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

Best

Toyota Sienna SE (2014)

4247l

3.width

1.84m

1.88m

Best

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

1m

4. longer wheelbase

2.69m

2.81m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)

3.7m

5. greater cargo volume

963l

943l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

6. more headroom (front)

1.01m

985mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014)

1.09m

Engine

1. larger fuel tank

59.5l

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

Best

Ford Super Duty F-250 XL (2015)

132l

2. better fuel economy (city)

10.2l/100 km

9.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

240Nm

258Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Lamborghini Urus (2019)

850Nm

4.Has a turbocharged engine
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

5. more horsepower

179hp

240hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1244hp

6. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

7.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.4l/100 km

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has in-car system
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

3.Has Bluetooth
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

5.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

GMC Yukon SLE (2015)

5

6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford Escape (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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