Compare 2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Kia Sportage
2017 Ford Escape
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FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LX 23 30 $22,299 $23,200
AWD LX 21 25 $23,724 $24,700
FWD EX 22 29 $24,405 $25,700
AWD EX 21 25 $25,830 $27,200
FWD SX Turbo 21 26 $30,950 $32,700
AWD SX Turbo 20 23 $32,375 $34,200
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 29 $22,920 $23,750
FWD SE 23 30 $24,115 $25,250
4WD SE 22 28 $25,785 $27,000
FWD Titanium 23 30 $27,935 $29,250
4WD Titanium 22 28 $29,605 $31,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,299
$22,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,200
$23,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$396 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on. The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 98.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 61.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 7.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 34.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.8
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)
11.9 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 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
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3515
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
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
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
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.3
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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