Compare 2021 Ford Escape vs 2022 Kia Sportage

2021 Ford Escape
2022 Kia Sportage
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $26,243 $27,055
Escape S FWD 28 34 $24,788 $25,555
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $27,394 $28,535
Escape SE FWD 28 34 $25,954 $27,035
Escape SE Hybrid AWD 43 37 $28,349 $29,530
Escape SE Hybrid FWD 44 37 $26,909 $28,030
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,752 $33,075
Escape SEL AWD 23 31 $31,877 $33,205
Escape SEL FWD 28 34 $28,325 $29,505
Escape SEL Hybrid AWD 43 37 $30,720 $32,000
Escape SEL Hybrid FWD 44 37 $29,281 $30,500
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,382 $35,815
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $34,997 $36,455
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,697 $35,100
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $32,256 $33,600
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,330 $38,885
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 22 26 $28,693 $29,890
Sportage EX FWD 23 30 $27,255 $28,390
Sportage LX AWD 22 26 $24,567 $25,590
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $23,125 $24,090
Sportage Nightfall AWD 22 26 $28,599 $29,790
Sportage Nightfall FWD 23 30 $26,965 $28,090
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 19 24 $33,664 $35,250
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 20 28 $32,232 $33,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,243
$28,693
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$29,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo. The 2022 Kia Sportage ushers in another year of good looks and great standard features in base models, while fuel economy in pricey turbo editions give us pause.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 98.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 64
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 176.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 30.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 60.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
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)
- 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1653
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1653
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1653
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3474 3448
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 175 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 181 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.80
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.64
Trans Order Code
448 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 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
6.3 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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2021 Ford Escape
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  • Lease: From $319/mo
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2022 Kia Sportage
  • 2022 Kia Sportage arriving; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $189 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $750 customer cash
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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