Compare 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Ford Escape

2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Ford Escape
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FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LX 23 30 $22,800 $23,750
AWD LX 21 25 $24,248 $25,250
FWD EX 22 29 $25,270 $26,600
AWD EX 21 25 $26,718 $28,100
FWD SX Turbo 21 26 $31,446 $33,100
AWD SX Turbo 20 23 $32,893 $34,600
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 29 $23,382 $24,105
FWD SE 23 30 $25,441 $26,500
4WD SE 22 28 $26,880 $28,000
FWD SEL 23 30 $27,307 $28,445
4WD SEL 22 28 $28,747 $29,945
FWD Titanium 22 29 $31,315 $32,620
4WD Titanium 21 27 $32,756 $34,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,800
$23,382
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$24,105
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$402 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them. The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback.
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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 Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 98.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 7.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.9
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 61.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 75
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 34
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.1 68
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.7 34
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
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 Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3522
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 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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