2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Ford Escape

For many, crossover SUVs are the perfect choice. They offer space and capability, and later models seem to be saving drivers dollars at the pump,  too. The 2017 Kia Sportage may be a small SUV, but compared to larger ones and its direct competitors, it offers drivers a wealth of features and conveniences, as well as signature efficiency and dependability. In this comparison, we'll take a look at the engine specifications, interior features, and safety technology available for the 2017 Kia Sportage vs the 2017 Ford Escape.

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2017 Kia Sportage VS 2017 Ford Escape
$22,990 Starting MSRP $23,600
2.4-L four-cylinder (181 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L four-cylinder (168 hp)
LX, EX, SX Turbo Trim Levels S, SE, Titanium
Available for all trims All-Wheel Drive Only available SE and Titanium trim

2017 Kia Sportage Engine Specs

When it comes to engine power, the 2017 Sportage has the upper hand over the standard specs of the 2017 Escape. The base engine for the 2017 Kia Sportage is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces an impressive 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, all while managing to achieve up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The Explorer on the other hand, only puts down 168 horsepower and is just short of 30 miles per gallon on the highway.   

Both the Sportage and the Escape come with a standard six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth compatibility, and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Both SUVs have seating for up to five adult passengers and cloth-trimmed seating, but the 2017 Sportage comes with standard heated front seats for added comfort during chilly drives.  

2017 Kia Sportage Maximum Cargo Space
2017 Kia Sportage Black leather Interior
2017 Kia Sportage Rear Seating Space
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