2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Escape towing capacity horsepower safety
2016 Kia Sorento 2016 Ford Escape
Starts at $20,025 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price Starts at $23,100
5,000 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway Miles Per Gallon 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
185 Horsepower (Base Model) 168

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Escape towing capacity horsepower safety

If you're looking for an affordable, versatile SUV, the 2016 Kia Sorento and the 2016 Ford Escape are both in the ballpark. Both vehicles offer comparable quality fuel economy, with the 2016 Kia Sorento getting you 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, versus the 2016 Ford Escape's slightly higher 22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. But the 2016 Kia Sorento has huge edges in several categories, including the bottom line, with a starting price of $20,025 with Friendly Kia VIP Pricing as opposed to the 2016 Ford Escape's MSRP starting at $23,100. So whatever edge the 2016 Ford Escape might have had vanishes quickly, especially when you consider the roominess and power of the 2016 Kia Sorento.

The 2016 Kia Sorento has 146.4 cubic feet for passengers, which grows to 154.2 cubic feet in its largest models, while the 2016 Ford Escape only has 98.1 cubic feet. As a point of comparison, sedans like the 2015 Optima have more room inside than the 2016 Escape. Bottom line, the Kia Sorento can fit up to 7 people, and the Escape tops out at 5. In addition, the 2016 Kia Sorento can haul up to 5,000 pounds of cargo in all-wheel-drive models from the LX V6 model upwards, while the 2016 Ford Escape maxes out at 3,500 pounds and its standard models only can haul 1,500. The Sorento's power and room will make your drive easier, giving you the flexibility to take not only additional passengers but more stuff.

 

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You won't just be able to fit more passengers for weekend trips or rides to school, you'll love the 2016 Kia Sorento's 73 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded down. The 2016 Ford Escape has 67.8 cubic feet for cargo, not bad numbers, but that's still equal to 90 liters less than the Sorento can fit. Underneath the hood, there's no contest, as the 2016 Kia Sorento begins with 185 horsepower in its standard L and LX models, but quickly climbs to 290 horses in the LX V6, EX V6, SX V6, and Limited V6 models. On the other hand, the 2016 Ford Escape starts at 168 horsepower and tops out at 240 ponies. If you're looking for the price-power combo, 2016 Kia Sorento LX V6 models with 290 horsepower begin at a lower price than 2016 Ford Escape Titanium models with 240 horses. All of it helps power the great package that won the 2016 Sorento the top-ranking in the midsize SUV class in Strategic Vision's Total Qualitry Impact (TQI) Study for 2016. 

Check out another trophy the 2016 Kia Sorento has in the display case: It was also named an IIHS Top Safety pick. No doubt thanks to its durable, impact-resistant construction as well as cool, yet sensible tech flourishes in the 2016 Sorento like its Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), which uses sensors to determine what brake pressure to apply to each wheel, and its Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). We have several 2016 Kia Sorentos available on our lot, so check one out today and get ready to rule the road. So come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Escape towing capacity horsepower safety