2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Kia Sportage
Naperville and Oswego drivers who are looking to compare the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Kia Sportage will quickly realize that there is really no comparison at all. The 2017 Escape excels in a variety of ways, and it powers past competitors like the Sportage in terms of towing capacity, cargo room, and features. Let’s take a closer look now at how the 2017 Ford Escape compares to the 2017 Kia Sportage so you can see for yourself which one comes out on top.
Power and Towing Capacity
The 2017 Ford Escape has three engine options for Naperville and Oswego drivers to choose from, including:
- 2.5L 4-cylinder: The base engine delivers a reputable 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Even with this smaller engine, you’ll still be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.
- 1.5L EcoBoost: This EcoBoost engine was designed to maximize power and fuel efficiency and makes 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque while still earning 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. It also ups the towing capacity to 2,000 pounds.
- 2.0L EcoBoost: For max towing, drivers will want the 2.0L EcoBoost, which allows you to tow up to 3,000 pounds. You can up that number to 3,500 pounds with the available Class II Tow Prep Package. Power peaks at 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque with mpg ratings of 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway.
The 2017 Kia Sportage only offers two engine options:
- 2.4L 4-cylinder: This engine is on par with the Esacpe’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine with an output equal to 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque and gives the same level of fuel efficiency and towing capacity.
- 2.0L Turbocharged: Although you might think this engine would offer more because of its turbocharging, it delivers less power, less efficiency, and lower towing capacity than the Escape’s 2.5L EcoBoost. It only reaches 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway, and can only tow 2,000 pounds.
Passenger and Cargo Versatility
Both the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Kia Sportage offer a 60/40-split reclining rear seat that allows you to configure the vehicle in a manner that suits you best. Whether you need more cargo room or more passenger room, both vehicles can accommodate. However, the Escape offers more than the Sportage in both areas:
- Passenger Space: Taller front passengers will fit more easily in the Escape with up to 39.9 inches of headroom vs. just 39.3 in the Sportage. They also have more room for their legs with up to 43.1 inches vs. 41.5.
- Cargo Space: Even with all five seats occupied, the Escape will allow for up to 34 cubic feet of cargo vs. just 30.7 in the Sportage, and if you need even more room that number expands to 68 vs. 60.1.
Visit River View Ford Today to Test-Drive the 2017 Ford Escape in Oswego
It’s easy to see the 2017 Ford Escape is a standout in the crossover segment, so why not come take it for a test drive? We’re more than happy to set you up with one to see for yourself why it is a favorite among Naperville and Oswego drivers. Contact us today for more information!