Compare 2014 Kia Sportage vs 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
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FWD 4-Door S
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
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,727
$21,772
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,600
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 98.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.3 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 178.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.5 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 -
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)
11.2 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TJL
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TJL
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3280 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.74
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 7.4 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
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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