Ford Escape vs GMC Terrain in Monroe, LA

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The Ford Escape vs. The GMC Terrain: Comparing the Differences Between These Compact SUVs for Car Shoppers Near Monroe, LA

The compact SUV class is growing regarding both the number of options and popularity among car shoppers as many around West Monroe, LA find that other classes can't match their mix of value, sportiness, space, and capability, which interests drivers from all walks of life and with all types of different driving styles.


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Thanks to its exceptional blend of those qualities above and the addition of many more, like convenient tech, the Ford Escape is one compact SUV that draws in many of the customers that come our dealership, and with a stylish exterior, it's easy to see why, so come and see if you fall into that category of customers today!

However, the Ford Escape is far from the only option, but we believe that in can toe-to-toe with any of its competitors, like the GMC Terrain, which is why we compared these two models in a variety of areas we know are important to many, like value, performance, safety, and comfort, so keep reading to see what we found!

Price and Value

We know that drivers all around Rayville want to find the best value with their next car, and the Ford Escape comes out on top in this regard. It has a lower starting price than the GMC Terrain, doesn't jump as much in price from one trim level to the next, and comes standard with aspects, like an electric parking brake and torque vectoring, that the Terrain doesn't.


The design of the Ford Escape exudes style in its simplicity, but that design is incredibly practical, which means drivers will have an easier time getting around than with the GMC Terrain. While it's the shorter of the two, the Ford Escape has advantages in cargo room behind the second row, room with the second row folded down, and other areas like legroom for the front and hip room for the rear row, so whether you have five passengers or adventure gear, the Ford Escape is better crafted to transport it.

Engines, Efficiency, and Performance

Both models present car shoppers with three engines to choose from, but those of the Ford Escape are more diverse than the GMC Terrain's, so whether you want a greater cruising range on one tank of gas or more torque for faster acceleration, the Ford Escape has better options than the GMC Terrain.

However, performance is about more than just raw power, and the Ford Escape has engineering aspects that make it easier and more fun to drive than the GMC Terrain. It has a four-wheel drive system that lets you switch between two- and four-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive system of the Terrain isn't as versatile, and the Escape's curve control system handles twisting roads smoothly, so you handle any trip with confidence and grace.


For drivers that enjoy newer safety features, like blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and forward collision warning, each of these models has them as options. However, while these may help you avoid getting in an accident, not all accidents are avoidable, which is why the 2018 Ford Escape and its 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA is a safer model than the 2018 GMC Terrain and its 4-star rating in the same metric.

Test Out the Ford Escape for Yourself at our Monroe, LA Dealership!

At Hixson Ford Monroe, we love helping customers from all around find their next car as we're only a 30-minute drive for Bastrop, LA car shoppers, so if you want to find out more about the Ford Escape or one of our other offers, stop in today!

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