2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape

Kia Sportage vs. Ford Escape

When it comes to crossover comparisons, it makes sense for Grosse Pointe-area families look at both the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape. Both offer seating for five passengers, useful cargo space, and engines that offer decent MPGs. Since you can only purchase one, which should it be? We’re comparing the Kia Sportage vs. Ford Escape to help you make that decision.

Crossover Interior Comparison

  • Seating: The Kia Sportage has standard woven cloth seats and available leather seat trim, as well as a standard six-way adjustable driver’s seat and 60/40 split-folding seats with a 17-step recline. The Ford Escape offers cloth seating, a six-way manual driver seat, and 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seats.
  • Dimensions: Sometimes the second row of an SUV feels cramped but not in the Sportage. There’s 38.2 inches of legroom in the Kia vs. 37.3 in the Ford.
  • Technology: The Kia Sportage features a standard or available 5-inch, 7-inch, or 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Harman/Kardon® Premium surround sound system, rearview camera, blind spot detection and more depending on the trim level. The Ford Escape has an AM/FM/MP3 radio with six speakers and the SYNC® enhanced voice recognition communication and entertainment system.
2019 Kia Sportage

Crossover Performance Comparison

  • Engines: The Sportage runs on a standard 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine that’s paired with a Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive w/ Sportmatic® transmission. The Escape is equipped with a standard 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine.
  • Fuel Efficiency: WIth the Sportage you’ll get an EPA-estimated 23 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway with front-wheel drive and 21 mpg/city and 25 mpg/highway with all-wheel drive. The Escape gets 21 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway.
  • Drivetrain: Both SUVs have standard FWD and available AWD.
2019 Kia Sportage

Will You Drive the Kia Sportage or Ford Escape Next?

You’ve seen the crossover comparison between the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape. Do you agree that the Sportage is the right choice for your next SUV purchase? With more second-row space, a more fuel-efficient engine, and more standard features, the choice is simple. Learn more about this Kia SUV and its impressive MPG or experience it in person when you visit Jeffrey Kia in Roseville for a test drive. Contact us with any questions in the meantime!

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