2019 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Ford Escape
The Kia Sportage challenges the notion that a CUV is simply a tool for a particular life-stage; that of first-time parenthood. Instead, it elevates the benchmark of a compact CUV and places just as much emphasis on engineering and design as on practicality for those with a higher expectation.
The 2019 Kia Sportage leaps over the Ford Escape in many ways. The first and foremost is Kia's thought given to offering drivers an outstanding experience in all base models. The Sportage’s base model provides 181 horsepower, which is perfect for rocketing to highway speed or passing large vehicles, and the SX Turbo model gets an even more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. Combine those with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Kia delivers a smoother, more efficient ride.
2019 KIA Sportage
2018 Ford Escape
|181 horsepower (LX)||Horsepower (auto trans)||168 horsepower (S)|
|26 MPG combined||Fuel Economy||24 MPG combined|
|17-inch alloy||Standard wheels||17-inch steel w/plastic hubcap|
|16.4 gal||Fuel Tank Capacity||15.7 gal|
|Yes||2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick||No|
|Yes||Early Warning Braking||Yes|
Advantages of the 2019 Kia Sportage.
Calculating miles per gallon, the Sportage’s horsepower advantage over the Ford Escape is amazingly efficient with 26 Mpg versus the Escape’s 24 Mpg. The Sportage also offers a more agile turning radius that is two feet less the 2018 Ford Escape.
The 2019 Kia Sportage marks a new phase for Kia in terms of sophistication, with an evolution to every aspect of the vehicle. Clever design has been thoughtfully implemented to over deliver on category needs such as all-around improved visibility, premium driver-oriented cabin, and greater utility and flexibility.
And, when comparing safety features, you'll find a greater amount of advanced high strength steel was applied throughout the body structure. This improves safety, noise reduction, vibration, and handling. Innovative technology bridges function, safety and convenience from key features such as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto to Smart Power Liftgate and Automatic Emergency Braking.
The new 2019 Kia Sportage is a compact crossover SUV providing you all the benefits of a larger SUV (namely, cargo space, safety, and upgraded all-weather performance) without sacrificing handling and the fuel efficiency of a car. Test drive a Kia today!
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