2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Ford Escape


Shopping for a capable crossover SUV opens up a wide variety of options. From compacts to three-row models, the possibilities are endless. But perhaps you're looking for something a bit different from the ordinary. Something that stands out, but not too much. Consider the 2018 Kia Sportage.

This refined, sophisticated crossover SUV is as powerful as it is functional with an athletic driving experience that will impress. With that said, the 2018 Kia Sportage isn't the only option out there. The 2018 Ford Escape is another contender in the space, but how does it compare to the 2018 Kia Sportage 


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2018 Kia Sportage LX VS 2018 Ford Escape S
181-hp, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder  Engine 168-hp, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder
99 cu.ft. Passenger volume 98 cu.ft.
Available All-wheel drive Available
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick Award Winner? No

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Ford's new Escape receives a number of updates for 2018, including a new SEL trim and a 245-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the Titanium model. Where the Escape shines is its sporty handling, generous cargo space and great selection of high-tech features. When put side-by-side with the 2018 Kia Sportage, the 2018 Ford Escape can't match the crossover SUV's impressive safety ratings or its nimble handling.  

Like the Escape, the 2018 Kia Sportage also receives a number of updates for the model year, including stain-resistent cloth upholstery, more optional equipment, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert systems and a new EX Sport Appearance package. Even the base 2018 Kia Sportage LX model is standard with a large selection of features, including a 5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a USB port, selectable driving modes, automatic headlights and much more.  

We invite you to take a closer look at the new 2018 Kia Sportage for yourself with a test drive. Our award-winning team can answer any questions you might have and help you find the perfect vehicle for you. Stop by and see us today!  


Steering wheel of the 2018 Kia Sportage
Trunk inside the 2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Kia Sportage near a rock wall
Front seats of the 2018 Kia Sportage