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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
2WD 4-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
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TCC's Bottom Line With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. With up to 260 horsepower on tap and styling that's suitably athletic, the 2014 Kia Sportage shows that practical compact crossover wagons don't need to be so stodgy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 37.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.1 100
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 73
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 178.1 174.8
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 64.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.8 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.3 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 46.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 31.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 30.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.1 15.3
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code TJL NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TJL NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 3280
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4500 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 997 NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.51 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.64
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 (Est) 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6.0 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 110
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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