2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Ford Escape
There are very few segments in the automotive industry that are as competitive as the compact crossover SUV class. A comparison between the 2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Ford Escape will show potential buyers just how closely matched the vehicles in this class have become. The 2020 Sportage is the latest version of one of the automaker’s most popular models. Independent reviews have praised the 2020 Kia Sportage for its smooth ride quality on the road, comfortable seating options for front and rear passengers and a thoughtfully designed dashboard. Also for the new model year, Kia has made some aesthetic changes to the 2020 Sportage and made popular connectivity technology standard equipment. Customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling 877-885-7998.
Both the 2020 Kia Sportage and 2020 Ford Escape have two rows of seats that can hold up to five passengers. Additionally, the two popular crossover SUVs have similar legroom dimensions for front and rear passengers. Of course, the reason people have gravitated to crossover SUVs is interior cargo volume. When the 2020 Sportage is holding rear passengers, it will still have 30.7 cubic-feet available. Folding the rear seats down will open that space up to 60.1 cubic-feet. Buyers choosing the 2020 Escape will be able to use slightly more cargo volume in either configuration. Also, all 2020 Sportage models are equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that works with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Ford only makes this feature standard on upper trims or available as a premium add-on on lower trims.
2020 Kia Sportage
2020 Ford Escape
|2.4-L, 4-Cyl.||Base Engine||Turbo., 1.5-L, 3-Cyl.|
|Six-speed Auto.||Transmission||Eight-speed Auto.|
|60.1 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Space||65.4 cu.-ft.|
The 2020 Kia Sportage can be outfitted with one of two engine options. Base models employ a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine or a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder power plant. Both can be attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level engine will make 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Owners choosing the upgrade can expect 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Ford uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine for the base 2020 Escape and a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine on higher trims. Both power plants make similar amounts of performance as the engines used by the 2020 Kia Sportage.