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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 23 - 44 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 24 - 29
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Escape offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sorento, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Escape, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Escape will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Escape is much higher than that for the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Kia Sorento. 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.

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 significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.

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