Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Kia Sportage

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Kia Sportage
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,457
$23,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$25,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 54.6
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3280
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99X NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 182 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28 (Est)
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four 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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Kia Sportage
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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