Compact SUV Clash: 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Ford Escape at Ed Volyes Kia of Smyrna, GA

October 21st, 2019 by

Today, virtually every manufacturer has a compact SUV. These super fuel-efficient and versatile vehicles boast the capability to tow light loads and to comfortably take you where you need to go. And in the arena of compact SUVs, the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape are both at the top of the class. Let’s take a closer look at these two compact SUVs to see which vehicle edges ahead.
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to the team at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna to learn more about the new 2020 Kia Sportage or to schedule a test drive.

Power, Performance & Efficiency: 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Ford Escape

Just because you purchase a compact SUV doesn’t mean you have to settle on subpar power and performance — as long as you opt for the new 2020 Kia Sportage. While the Ford Escape comes with a 2.5-liter engine that produces only 168 HP, the Sportage accelerates faster with a 2.4-liter engine that pumps out up to 181 HP.

When it comes to standard towing, the Sportage leads the way with an impressive 1,650-pound towing capacity, while the Escape only tows 1,500 lbs. As icing on the cake, the stylish Kia Sportage offers better fuel economy of 23/30 MPG (City/Hwy) and the Escape falls behind with an EPA-Estimated 21/29 MPG.

Interior Comfort & Tech: 2019 Ford Escape vs 2020 Kia Sportage

The comfortability and luxury of the interior of a vehicle is just as important as its power and capability. And with high-quality materials and premium design, the interior of the Sportage doesn’t disappoint. For starters, you’ll enjoy a large eight-inch, full-color touchscreen display that provides easy access to your infotainment system and needed technology. The 2019 Ford Escape’s standard infotainment screen is only 4.2-inches (almost half the size of the standard screen in the Sportage). For a screen that comes close to the size of the Sportage’s, you’ll have to open your wallet.

At the same time, the Sportage includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, so you can easily access apps, make phone calls, stream music, and control your smartphone. To get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the Escape, you’ll need to either pay more or upgrade to a higher trim. The Kia Sportage offers both heated and ventilated front seats. The Escape does also offer heated front seats; however, ventilated seats are not available, which can quickly turn into a sticky situation.

Safety Features & Ratings: 2019 Ford Escape vs 2020 Kia Sportage

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Kia Sportage is safer than the Ford Escape. In fact, the Kia Sportage scored an immaculate 5 Stars and was granted the prestigious rating of the IIHS “Top Pick” for 2019; while the Escape only managed to net four stars. The Sportage includes Forward Collision Assist that utilizes forward mounted sensors to let you know of a potential collision. If you do not react and the system deems a collision is imminent, it will automatically apply the brakes to avoid or substantially reduce the force of the crash. The Escape’s collision warning system doesn’t have the automated brake feature to reduce or prevent collisions. In addition, the Sportage includes several active safety features, such as:

  • Lane Keeping Technology
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear View Camera

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna for the New Sportage

If you’re in the market for a new compact SUV, don’t pay more and get less with the 2019 Ford Escape. Instead, pay less and get a lot more with the new 2020 Kia Sportage.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna today for the new 2020 Kia Sportage.