Compare 2014 Kia Sportage vs 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Ford Escape
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,550
$25,457
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$27,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With up to 260 horsepower on tap and styling that's suitably athletic, the 2014 Kia Sportage shows that practical compact crossover wagons don't need to be so stodgy. With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 36.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 98.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.3 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 178.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 67.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 -
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)
11.2 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TJL
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TJL
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P235/55HR17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3280 3645
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 173 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 184 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA 99X
Displacement
2.4 L/144 1.6 L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (Est) 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 7.4 (Est)
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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