Compare 2016 Ford Escape vs 2016 Kia Sportage

2016 Ford Escape
2016 Kia Sportage
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,818 $27,540
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,760 $31,745
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,352 $23,590
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $24,178 $25,790
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $28,121 $29,995
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AWD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $25,630 $26,850
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,678 $23,650
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 25 $29,631 $31,490
Sportage FWD 4-Door EX 21 28 $24,205 $25,350
Sportage FWD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,253 $22,150
Sportage FWD 4-Door SX 20 26 $28,206 $29,990

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,818
$25,630

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,540
$26,850

Monthly Payment Estimate

$459 / month
$448 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Ford Escape gives up a little comfort and utility in its quest to be the most exciting crossover SUV to drive. The 2016 Kia Sportage offers good looks, a quality interior, and the fun of available turbocharged power, but it is small inside and it's falling behind in safety ratings.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Front (in)

61.5 63.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 6.8

Length, Overall (in)

178.1 174.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

34.3 26.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

67.8 54.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (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 Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 11.8

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.1 15.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.8 34.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P235/55HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR17 P235/55HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3645 3426

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7

Engine

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

178 @ 5700 182 @ 6000

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 19

Transmission

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 All 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

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.58 4.21

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Escape Kia Sportage

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 (Est) 8.0 (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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