Compare 2009 Kia Sportage vs 2009 Ford Escape

2009 Kia Sportage
2009 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,895 $16,695
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 20 25 $18,735 $19,695
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $19,225 $20,195
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $19,560 $20,695
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $20,480 $21,900
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 18 23 $20,750 $21,995
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 18 23 $21,850 $23,400
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,895
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can live without top-level refinement and the latest technology, 2009 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV and, considering its price, a genuine value. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 99.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.6 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.6 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 4320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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