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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
2WD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 20 27 $18,625 $19,000
2WD 4-Door LX 21 30 $20,285 $21,200
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,725 $24,200
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,025 $26,900
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,720 $22,700
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $24,130 $25,700
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,420 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,178
$18,625
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,470
$19,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$317 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. A rakish crossover with a 260-horsepower four on tap, the Kia Sportage reboots its image on a few levels all at once.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.900 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.400 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.300 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.400 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.100 100.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.500 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.900 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 178.100 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 64.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.600 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.900 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.100 54.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.300 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.100 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.500 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.000 34.7
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3157
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.900 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4500 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.584 3.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.912 1.54
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.943 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.964 1.79
Trans Order Code 446 Direct Injection
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.510 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.446 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.746 0.83
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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