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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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (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
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P235/55HR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3426
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99X NA
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
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 8.0 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
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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