Compare 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Kia Sportage
2016 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,253 $22,150
AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,678 $23,650
FWD 4-Door EX 21 28 $24,205 $25,350
AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $25,630 $26,850
FWD 4-Door SX 20 26 $28,206 $29,990
AWD 4-Door SX 19 25 $29,631 $31,490
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,352 $23,590
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $24,178 $25,790
4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,818 $27,540
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $28,121 $29,995
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,760 $31,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,253
$22,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,150
$23,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Kia Sportage offers good looks, a quality interior, and the fun of available turbocharged power, but it is small inside and it's falling behind in safety ratings. The 2016 Ford Escape gives up a little comfort and utility in its quest to be the most exciting crossover SUV to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 98.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61.6
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
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 67.8
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
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)
34.7 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3280 3515
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 446
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)
3.06 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.91
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Ford Escape
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.1 (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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