2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Ford Escape

If you are looking for the latest and greatest in the crossover world, it can be easy to look at the new Ford Escape, but we assure you, even the new Escape is still bested by the Kia Sportage. We can prove it too with our 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Ford Escape comparison. Both of these models seat five people, have available all-wheel drive, and similar cargo and passenger room, but that’s about where the similarities end.

Keep reading to see exactly what we mean. If you already know that you want a Sportage and you’re in the Akron area, then you should check out the new Sportage models that we have available at VanDevere Kia. Our team is always happy to help you find the perfect model from Kia.

2020 Kia Sportage


2020 Ford Escape

$23,990 Base MSRP $24,895
181 Standard Horsepower 180
Standard / Standard Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Available / Available
10 Years or 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years or 60,000 Miles

Which crossover is better: Sportage or Escape?

Kia is often touted as the affordable brand, and it shows even here as the Sportage comes in at almost $1,000 less than the 2020 Escape for starters. Many people mistake that affordability for a difference in quality, but we are here to assure you that this is simply not the case. In terms of quality, the Sportage and the entire Kia brand has pushed far above that of many domestic and even import brands, and you can prove that to yourself with a simple test drive.

When it comes to power under the hood, we have similar standard numbers between the two with the Sportage coming out slightly ahead. However, when we take a look inside, the standard features of the Sportage truly shine with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming standard on every model. The Escape cannot and does not promise that.

To top it all off, and to end any debate on quality, Kia backs the powertrain of the Sportage for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. The Ford gets only a little over half that. In fact, the Sportage also comes with a 5-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. A similar warranty on the Escape only lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles.

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