2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Kia Sportage

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Ford Escape on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Sportage on the right

Upgrading to the versatility and capability of an SUV can make your morning commute and weekend excursions easier and more enjoyable. With flexible interior seating that makes it simple to move between an SUV full of people, crammed with cargo, or almost any combinations of each. Along with a hearty towing capacity and confident All-Wheel Drive capability, SUVs make terrific travel companions. Two of the most attractive and accommodating SUVs available today are the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Kia Sportage. Both of these vehicles offer strong and fuel-efficient engines and ample interior cargo and passenger space but once you start to look at their specs and capacities side-by-side one starts to stand out over the other. You can see all the important similarities and differences between the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Kia Sportage below to find out which one fits your needs better.

Drivetrain Specs

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Kia Sportage

2.0L EcoBoost® Inline 4-Cylinder Available Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder
245 HP/ 275 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 240 HP/ 260 LB-FT
6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
21 MPG City/ 28 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 21 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY

Not only does the 2018 Ford Escape provide the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine it also offers a 1.5L EcoBoost® and the standard 2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder so SUV shoppers can find the right mix of power and efficiency for them. The 2018 Kia Sportage only makes available the 2.0L Turbo and its standard 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder.


2018 Ford Escape


2018 Kia Sportage

5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
34 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Space 30.7 Cubic Feet
68 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Space 60.1 Cubic Feet
3,500 Pounds Max Towing Capacity 2,000 Pounds

The 2018 Ford Escape also provides passengers with more Front Row Head Room, Leg Room, and Hip Room than the 2018 Kia Sportage does. More interior space, a higher maximum tow rating, and multiple engine options give the 2018 Ford Escape the edge over the 2018 Kia Sportage. You can take the 2018 Ford Escape for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI and experience all of its exciting specs and features first-hand.

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