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2013 Ford Escape

2013 Kia Sportage

  2013 Ford Escape FWD 4-door S Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Kia Sportage
MSRP
$22,470
$19,000
Invoice $21,178 $18,625
MPG
City/Highway
21/33 20/30
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
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Bottom Line After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. Read Full Review A rakish crossover with a 260-horsepower four on tap, the Kia Sportage reboots its image on a few levels all at once. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Tight new styling
  • Taut ride and handling
  • High estimated gas mileage
  • More useful cargo space
  • Abundant technology features

Dislikes:

  • Front end's awkward
  • Front-seat knee room
  • Are seats too firm?
  • MyFord Touch improved, not painless

Likes:

  • Sport-shoe looks
  • Better fit and finish, all around
  • Hands-free UVO control
  • Genuine sporty driving in 260-hp SX

Dislikes:

  • Ride still feels too stiff
  • Heavy steering for such a petite crossover
  • Slim rear-seat headroom
  • Prices rise to $30,000 quickly
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