My wife is looking for a commuter to go to the store with and around town etc and we have narrowed it down to these 2 bikes. She likes the fact that the Escape City comes with a rack and fenders already but I can get her the FX with racks for the same price at the Trek LBS. Fitting is super similar so I guess it might come down to the components. Trek is a mishmash of Shimano and Giant is SRAM Via. Both bikes would be equipped with dual side baskets on the rear for groceries so I guess the frame might also be in consideration. She has ridden both bikes and she said she can probably flip a coin to decide if nothing else is any better on either.