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2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Ford Escape

There is no more competitive segment in the automotive industry right now than crossover SUVs. The Kia of Mankato showroom is home to some of the most competitive models in the industry. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Ford Escape is going to be a helpful piece of information to buyers looking to get into this area of the industry. The 2020 Sportage offers more standard power and broader access to the automaker’s connectivity options than its Ford crossover SUV rival. For the new model year, the 2020 Kia Sportage gets new front and rear-end facia elements. Additionally, independent online reviews praised the new Sportage for having a smooth and ride as well as a well-engineered dashboard. You can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Sportage today by calling, 833-212-9673.

One of the biggest advantages the 2020 Sportage has over the Escape is its level of standard technology. The Kia UVO infotainment system equipped in the 2020 Sportage is controlled by an 8-inch touchscreen and is compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. The 2019 Ford Escape does offer this capability as well; however, it is not available on all versions. Buyers who choose the Escape will have to pick higher trim grades. The 2020 Sportage also offers a rearview camera, driver attention monitor and several other active safety systems that don’t appear on the 2019 Ford Escape unless the buyer picks a premium accessory package. Owners of the Kia Sportage will be able to have 60 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The Escape has slightly more space although the Ford crossover SUV and the 2020 Kia Sportage have the same maximum capacity of five passengers.


2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Ford Escape

2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
181/175 Horsepower/Torque 168/170
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
23/30 Fuel Economy 21/29


Performance Specs

The 2020 Kia Sportage can be outfitted with one of two available powertrains. Most trims of the two-row Kia Sportage will feature a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive models will produce 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Models with all-wheel-drive will record 21 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2020 Sportage can also be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make up to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It also uses the six-speed transmission.

Owners of the 2019 Escape have three four-cylinder engine options available, a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter and a pair of turbocharged 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter powerplants. They will produce 168, 179 and 245 horsepower, respectively.



A rear left quarter photo of the 2020 Kia Sportage.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Kia Sportage.
A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Kia Sportage.
A photo of the one of the engine options in the 2020 Kia Sportage.
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