Gray 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sportage

White 2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Ford Escape


Starting MSRP

2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4


2.5L iVCT I-4 engine
23/30 mpg city/highway

Fuel Economy

21/29 mpg city/highway
Standard FWD, available AWD


Standard FWD, available AWD

2019 Kia Sportage vs. Ford Escape

On the surface, Astoria drivers comparing the 2019 Kia Sportage vs. Ford Escape might deem these SUVs to be equally matched. However, in addition to the Sportage’s cheaper price tag—$23,750 MSRP compared to the Ford Escape’s $24,105—a deeper dive into their performance, interiors, and technology specs quickly pushes the Kia Sportage into the winner’s circle.

Sportage vs. Escape: Interior Features & Dimensions

  • 2019 Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage interior features standard woven cloth seats and available leather seat trim, as well as a standard six-way adjustable driver’s seat and 60/40 split-folding seats with a 17-step recline. You can take advantage of 39.1 inches of rear headroom and 38.2 inches of legroom.
  • 2019 Ford Escape: The Ford Escape has cloth seating, a six-way manual driver seat, and 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seats. There are 39 inches of rear headroom and 37.3 inches of legroom.

Sportage vs. Escape: Engines & MPG

  • 2019 Kia Sportage: The Sportage runs on a standard 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve I-4 engine that’s paired with an electronically controlled six-speed automatic overdrive with Sportmatic®. It makes an EPA-estimated 23 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway and comes with standard FWD, but AWD is available.
  • 2019 Ford Escape: The Escape is equipped with a standard 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine. It makes an EPA-estimated 21 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway. It also has standard FWD and available AWD.

Sportage vs. Escape: Technology Features

  • 2019 Kia Sportage: When it comes to technology, you get a standard or available 5-inch, 7-inch, or 8-inch touchscreen, Harman/Kardon® Premium surround sound system, rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blindspot detection and more depending on the trim level.
  • 2019 Ford Escape: The Ford Escape has the SYNC® enhanced voice recognition communication and entertainment system and an AM/FM/MP3 radio with six speakers.

Kia Sportage or Ford Escape: Which Will You Choose?

As you can see, the new Kia Sportage wins out over the Ford Escape with its technology features, interior space, and performance specs, not to mention price. To see the Sportage in action, contact us to set up a visit to our Warrenton showroom and take this SUV for a test drive. While you’re here, learn more about the full Kia crossover/SUV lineup!

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801 SE Marlin Ave Warrenton, OR


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801 SE Marlin Ave Warrenton, OR
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