Compare 2010 Ford Escape vs 2010 Kia Sportage

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4WD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $29,330 $31,610
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $31,615 $34,120
Escape 4WD 4-Door Limited 20 26 $25,476 $27,375
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLS 20 26 $21,513 $22,770
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLT 20 26 $24,039 $25,795
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $27,738 $29,860
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,022 $32,370
Escape FWD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $23,884 $25,625
Escape FWD 4-Door XLS 22 28 $19,904 $21,020
Escape FWD 4-Door XLT 22 28 $22,446 $24,045
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2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 20 25 $19,320 $19,995
Sportage 2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $16,660 $16,995
Sportage 2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $20,650 $21,995
Sportage 2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $20,290 $20,995
Sportage 4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $19,800 $20,495
Sportage 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $22,060 $23,495
Sportage 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $21,730 $22,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,330
$19,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,610
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid remains a solid, competitive entry among compact family SUVs and crossovers. Its fuel efficiency is superb, and the optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from any other AWD hybrid crossover. Value—not trend-setting design or class-leading performance—is the reason to keep the 2010 Kia Sportage on your list.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 66.7
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 23.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 3254
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Type
1 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.53
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 4.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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