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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

2012 Kia Sportage

  2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 2012 Kia Sportage 2WD 4-door EX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
N/A
$18,500
Invoice N/A $18,135
MPG
City/Highway
N/A 20/30
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you're keen on green in crossover form, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid earns good gas-mileage ratings, but its styling and handling are showing their age. Read Full Review The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • 34-mpg EPA city rating
  • Rugged styling
  • Leading infotainment features

Dislikes:

  • Dated dynamics
  • Thrifty cabin trim
  • Rear-seat leg room isn't excessive

Likes:

  • Sport-shoe styling
  • A higher grade of trim, all around
  • UVO’s hands-free controls
  • Genuine sporty driving in 260-hp SX

Dislikes:

  • Still rides a little stiffly
  • Steering is heavier than most cute-utes
  • Smallish cabin has skimpy rear-seat headroom
  • Easy to build a $30,000 SX
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