Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2010 Kia Sportage vs 2010 Ford Escape

2010 Kia Sportage Change
2010 Ford Escape Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
Switch Style

Transmission

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $16,660 $16,995
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 20 25 $19,320 $19,995
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $20,290 $20,995
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $20,650 $21,995
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $19,800 $20,495
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $21,730 $22,495
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $22,060 $23,495
FWD 4-Door XLS
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 22 28 $19,904 $21,020
FWD 4-Door XLT 22 28 $22,446 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $23,884 $25,625
4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,513 $22,770
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,039 $25,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,476 $27,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,660
$19,904
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,995
$21,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line Value—not trend-setting design or class-leading performance—is the reason to keep the 2010 Kia Sportage on your list. Don’t let the 2010 Ford Escape’s boxy, old-school appearance turn you off; the Escape is a solid, fuel-efficient choice for city-dwelling families.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.9 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.6 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.6 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size Temporary Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 3268
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.94
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.5
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.25
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.37
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.