2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 kia sportage and 2018 ford escape side by side

A crossover SUV offers drivers the comfort and capability of a large SUV or truck with the efficiency and convenience of a sedan. The versatile vehicles are definitely popular for a reason! One of the most popular crossovers available is the Kia Sportage.

The 2018 Kia Sportage is a versatile crossover that offers drivers multiple powerful, yet efficient engine options, including a 240-horsepower turbocharged option. The Sportage also features all-wheel-drive configurations of every trim level.

Find out more about the 2018 Kia Sportage and see how it stacks up against another of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market: the 2018 Ford Escape. 


2018 Kia Sportage


2018 Ford Escape

2.4-liter I-4 Base Model Engine 2.5-liter I-4
181 horsepower Base Model Power 168 horsepower
26 combined mpg Base Model Fuel Economy 24 combined mpg
$23,500 Starting MSRP $23,850

2018 Kia Sportage Features and Specs

The base model Kia Sportage LX features a more powerful engine (181- vs 168-horsepower) than the Ford Escape S. Additionally, the Sportage offers better fuel efficiency than the Escape.

The award-winning 2018 Kia Sportage is one of only 15 recipients of the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For those looking for a safe crossover SUV, the correct choice is undoubtedly the Kia Sportage! Some of the best available advanced safety technology available on the 2018 Sportage includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rearview Camera.

Some of the best standard features found on the 2018 Kia Sportage LX that won't be found on the 2018 Ford Escape S include two front LCD screens, standard auxiliary ports and silver aluminum wheels. The Sportage LX offers one more cubic-foot of Passenger Volume than the Escape S, and while that may not seem like much, just remember that when you're packing for a road trip or vacation, every inch of space counts.

The base model Sportage LX offers drivers a host of available features that are not available on the Ford Escape S, including available heated front seats, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Sportage at Concord Kia today!

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