Compare 2013 Ford Escape vs 2013 Kia Sportage

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FWD 4-Door S
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
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
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
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2WD 4-Door Base
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
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,720 $22,700
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,725 $24,200
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $24,130 $25,700
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,025 $26,900
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 53.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.600 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.900 103.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.100 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3598 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 0.83
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
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
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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