Compare 2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Kia Sportage

2018 Ford Escape
2018 Kia Sportage
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $23,102 $23,940
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,834 $27,050
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,544 $25,700
Escape SEL 4WD 22 28 $28,126 $29,450
Escape SEL FWD 23 30 $26,836 $28,100
Escape Titanium 4WD 20 27 $31,983 $33,490
Escape Titanium FWD 21 28 $30,693 $32,140
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $26,528 $27,900
Sportage EX FWD 22 29 $25,080 $26,400
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $24,104 $25,100
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $22,656 $23,600
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 20 23 $32,703 $34,400
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 21 26 $31,256 $32,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,102
$26,528
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,940
$27,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$465 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover. There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 51.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 98.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 176.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 64
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 60.1
Brakes
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)
12 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 34.8
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3542 3448
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 175 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 181 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.64
Trans Order Code
NA 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
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Kia Sportage
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.7
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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