How Does the 2020 Kia Sportage Stack Up Against the 2019 Ford Escape
The race to being the best compact SUV has undoubtedly heated up over the past couple of years. With so many potentially capable SUVs vying for your dollar and attention, it is important to choose an SUV that fits your exact needs.
To help you find that perfect vehicle, the experts at Ed Voyles Kia of Chamblee have created a head-to-head comparison between the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape. We’re certain you’ll be able to clearly see the unparalleled value and edge offered by the 2020 Kia Sportage. Continue reading for an analysis between the vibrant new 2020 Kia Sportage and its competitor, the 2019 Ford Escape.
A Look Inside the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape
Although the 2020 Kia Sportage SUV is compact in size, its spacious interior and valuable features offer luxury commonly reserved for high-end vehicles. For example, the Sportage offers both ventilated and heated front seats, which can come in very handy when Atlanta’s temperature has a mind of its own.
While the Escape does offer heated front seats, ventilated seats aren’t an option, which can make summer trips to the Georgia or Florida coasts a lot less comfortable, and a lot more humid. In addition, the Kia Sportage allows your guests in the rear to be more comfortable by offering 38.2 inches of legroom, over an inch more than the Escape’s 37.3 inches of rear legroom. In the end, the Sportage offers the ultimate in interior comfort for everyone wanting to join in on that summer road trip!
The Performance of the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape
When it comes to performance, the Kia Sportage leads the pack. It boasts an enviable blend of reliable economy and robust strength that empowers you to ride and navigate with more ease than the 2019 Ford Escape. The Sportage is powered by a super-efficient 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine that effortlessly pumps out 181 HP and 175 lb.-ft. of torque.
In contrast, the Ford Escape’s standard 2.5L 4-Cylinder engine lumbers behind with 168HP and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. Alongside the Sportage’s superior output and performance, Kia’s SUV also achieves better fuel economy at 23/30 MPG (City/Highway), while the Escape’s standard powertrain produces 21/29 MPG (City/Highway).
Technology in the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Ford Escape
The 2020 Kia Sportage offers a comprehensive suite of standard technology designed to help you stay connected while on the road easier than ever and like never before. For starters, the Sportage offers standard SiriusXM Satellite Radio, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which simplifies your ability to sing along to your favorite playlist during your journey. While the Escape offers Sirius XM, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, you’ll have to pay extra for these features or pay extra to upgrade to a higher trim.
At the same time, the 2020 Sportage includes an 8-inch, full-color touchscreen on the base trim. The Escapes base infotainment system is a 4.2-inch LCD screen, which is almost half of that of the Sportage. In addition to entertainment technology, the Kia Sportage does a much better job at making your road safety a top priority with features like:
- Blind Spot Detection
- Auto Emergency Braking
- Rear View Camera
- Lane Keeping Technology
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Chamblee for the New 2020 Kia Sportage
Ed Voyles Kia of Chamblee is proud to be the best new and used car dealership in and around Atlanta. Contact us today to get more information or schedule a test drive with the new 2020 Kia Sportage today.