|2017 Ford Escape||VS||2017 Kia Sportage|
|21 City/29 Highway||MPG||22 City/29 Highway|
|3,500 lb||Max Towing||2,000 lb|
|2.5L I-4||Base engine||2.4L I-4|
Finding the right crossover or SUV might seem difficult at first, but when you start looking into the details on what these vehicles offer, you will often notice that one will have surprisingly better features and amenities. Two popular vehicles in the Compact SUV class are the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Kia Sportage. Take a look at our 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Kia Sportage comparison page to see which is right for you.
Both the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Kia Sportage start at roughly the same price: $23,600 and $22,990, respectively. The Ford Escape and Kia Sportage are also two CUVs that will offer competitive fuel economy with both hovering right around 30 MPG on the highway with standard engines. Both vehicles will also hold five passengers in comfort with standard cloth seats, though other options are available as an upgrade.
Differences between the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Kia Sportage
The Escape and Sportage both offer more passenger volume and cargo capacity than what a car can match, but they also have the power to do a bit of towing. The Sportage comes with a max towing capacity of 2,000 lb, while the 2017 Ford Escape can hit 3,500 lb when properly equipped. Along with the Ford Escape offering a greater towing capacity, you can also expect to find more room in its interior with its 67.8 cu.ft. of max luggage volume compared to the 60.1 cu.ft. offered in the Sportage.
Along with its extra power and capabilities, the 2017 Ford Escape offers some of the best amenities featured in an SUV. One of its best features is the newest version of SYNC 3 -- which offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. Additional things like premium Sony audio can also be found in the Ford Escape. The Escape also has some of the smartest safety features out there today, with things like lane-keeping systems, adaptive cruise control, and collision warning with brake support.
Interested in seeing the 2017 Ford Escape in person? You can do so at Sanders Ford in Jacksonville NC! Come on by and give the Escape or any other Ford vehicle a test drive!