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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Kia Sportage Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$23,990 to $35,150
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $23,031 to $33,569
MPG - City 23 - 44 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 24 - 30
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sportage. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Escape, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage.

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. The Destination Charge for the Ford Escape is much higher than that for the Kia Sportage.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is a little wider than the Kia Sportage, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Escape, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sportage.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Escape doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Sportage.

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape has a little less 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Escape as you will in the Kia Sportage.

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