2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Ford Escape

2018 kia sportage vs 2018 ford escape

If you're looking for a new SUV but don't want some big gas-guzzler, the compact SUV may be just for you! Compact crossovers are great compromises for drivers as they offer more space for passengers and cargo compared to sedans but still have solid fuel efficiency ratings. Which is why drivers have been flocking to the smaller crossovers in waves, leading to a surge of available models. With so many options, which stand out from the rest?

That's what we're here to find out! For this model comparison page, we're going to be taking a closer look at the key model specs and information for the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Ford Escape, two of the most popular compact SUVs available today! We're going to examine their efficiency, performance and interior space to see which offers drivers more. Let's see who comes out on top!

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2018 Kia Sportage
2018 Ford Escape
26 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 24 MPG
181 HP Horsepower 168 HP
175 lb-ft Torque 170 lb-ft
99 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 98 Cubic Feet

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When you see the key model information and specs of both compact crossovers, it's not hard to understand why both are so popular among drivers! Both the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Ford Escape boast efficient fuel economies and impressive performance metrics, all while providing ample amount of space for drivers. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the Kia Sportage holds the edge over its Ford competitor.

Normally, to get the great kind of performance that the 2018 Kia Sportage offers, it means sacrificing when it comes to fuel economy like you see with the 2018 Ford Escape. But not with the Kia Sportage! The Kia Sportage not only outperforms the Ford Escape, but it does so while also providing more interior space and a better fuel economy than the Ford Escape! When it comes to the Kia Sportage, you don't have to compromise!

But that's not all! The 2018 Kia Sportage also comes with numerous advanced safety features to make the driving experience safer than ever. Like Blind-Spot Detection, a radar-based system that tells drivers visually and audibly that there are objects in their blind spot. Or the Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which senses the vehicles in front of you and will apply the brakes immediately if it thinks a collision is about to happen.

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Citrus Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today!


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