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2014 Ford Escape vs. 2014 Kia Sportage Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sportage, with comparable 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 Sportage.

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 Sportage, 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). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sportage. 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 Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Kia Sportage. When looking at overall length, the Ford Escape takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sportage.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Escape transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sportage.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Kia Sportage, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sportage.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Kia Sportage. The Ford Escape has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sportage.

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

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2014 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,100 - $30,850

2014 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $28,400
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 5.85% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 24 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
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 $20,727 - $26,504

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