|2016 Kia Sorento||VS||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|
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.