Compare 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Ford Escape
2019 Kia Sportage
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 29 $23,382 $24,105
FWD SE 23 30 $25,441 $26,500
4WD SE 22 28 $26,880 $28,000
FWD SEL 23 30 $27,307 $28,445
4WD SEL 22 28 $28,747 $29,945
FWD Titanium 22 29 $31,315 $32,620
4WD Titanium 21 27 $32,756 $34,120
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FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LX 23 30 $22,800 $23,750
AWD LX 21 25 $24,248 $25,250
FWD EX 22 29 $25,270 $26,600
AWD EX 21 25 $26,718 $28,100
FWD SX Turbo 21 26 $31,446 $33,100
AWD SX Turbo 20 23 $32,893 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,382
$22,800
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,105
$23,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$396 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback. The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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)
98.7 98.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 73
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 105.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 64.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 64
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68 60.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34 30.7
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60HR17
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3522 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
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 - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
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 3.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front 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
7.3 7.0
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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