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The 2019 Kia Sportage is a compact crossover that features attractive styling and a beautiful, spacious cabin. The Sportage delivers a comfortable ride and the cabin is quiet, even when driving at freeway speeds. When you test drive the Sportage at a dealership like Pala Mesa Kia, you’ll find it delivers incredible driving dynamics, with crisp handling that the competition can’t beat.

The 2019 Ford Escape is another popular small crossover that competes with the 2019 Ford Escape. If you’ve been considering buying the Sportage or the Escape, you’ll want to read our head-to-head comparison and discover which vehicle will come out on top.

Price

Price isn’t always the most important factor when buying a new vehicle, but it’s something you’ll want to consider. If you look at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for both vehicles, you’ll find the 2019 Kia Sportage is just a bit less expensive than the 2019 Ford Escape. The starting MSRP for the Sportage is $23,750, while the Escape starts at $24,105. Keep in mind that the MSRP isn’t the price you’ll pay when you buy the Sportage at a dealership like the Kia Dealership in Pala Mesa. We use it here as a starting point for comparison.

Engine

The base engine in the 2019 Kia Sportage is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2019 Ford Escape is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that only puts out 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy

Not only is the 2019 Kia Sportage’s powerplant more powerful than the 2019 Ford Escape’s standard engine, it’s also more fuel efficient. The Sportage’s 2.4-liter engine gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway with four-wheel drive. The Ford Escape’s 2.5-liter engine returns 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway with four-wheel drive.

Towing

Many people buy a compact SUV for its towing capability. While the Ford Escape is capable, it can’t match the Kia Sportage. The Ford Escape has a maximin towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. Compare this with the Sportage, which can tow up to 1,650 pounds.

All-Wheel Drive

Both the Kia Sportage and the Ford Escape get standard front-wheel drive. But the Sportage offers all-wheel drive on all trim levels. The Ford Escape offers optional all-wheel drive on just two trims, the SE and Titanium.

Interior Space

The Kia Sportage provides more room for passengers to stay comfortable than its rival. The Sportage has 98.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared with 98.1 cubic feet in the Escape. Passengers in the rear seat of the Escape might feel a little cramped; there’s just 36.8 inches of legroom in the rear. By contrast, the Sportage has an impressive 38.3 inches of rear legroom.

Warranty

The 2019 Kia Sportage offers a better warranty than the Ford Escape. The Sportage comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The 2019 Ford Escape only gets a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Our Conclusion

When you consider the important categories, such as price, power, fuel economy, towing capability and warranty, the 2018 Kia Sportage comes out the winner.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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