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2014 Ford Escape vs. 2015 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Ford Escape, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Escape will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Escape is a better financial choice over the Kia Sorento, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Escape and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Escape is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Kia Sorento, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Ford Escape has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Escape has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Escape is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2014 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850
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2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,100 - $41,700
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 24 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,772 - $28,769 $23,285 - $39,233

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