2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Ford Escape

There's no escaping the truth that the 2017 Kia Sportage is the superior crossover, even if your model name is the 2017 Ford Escape. The 2017 Sportage, a small SUV with the power and space you desire with the features you need, starts out with fuel economy of 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway in base models, which bests the 2017 Escape's 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway. And the 2017 Sportage doesn't stop there, as base models also can tow a ton - 2,000 pounds – while the base 2017 Escape can only tow 1,500 pounds.

With such an edge over the 2017 Escape already, you'd think the 2017 Sportage is more expensive, but it actually checks in at a significant discount, with prices around $19,515 with the Friendly Kia VIP Price, a couple thousand dollars less than the competition's asking price for the 2017 Escape at nearly $23,000.

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2017 Kia Sportage Vs. 2017 Ford Escape
$19,515 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $22,930 (The Competition)
23, 30 MPG (city, highway) 21, 29
181 Base HP 168
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
34.8 Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet) 38.5
10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper

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When you're shopping for a small SUV, you usually want extra room for your cargo, which the 2017 Sportage has at 60.1 cubic feet (or 1700 liters), and you want to be able to get in and out of the cargo area with minimum fuss, which the 2017 Sportage allows you to do, with an available smart power liftgate with a programmable height adjustment. This makes runs to the grocery store or to the antique shop easier than ever. Plus, thanks to the 2017 Sportage's status as a small SUV, you have a little more room for passengers than a sedan, and you want them to stay safe. Thanks to the IIHS naming the 2017 Sportage a Top Safety Pick, we know it is made of durable, impact-resistant materials. The 2017 Escape does not share this safety distinction. The previous model year, the 2016 Kia Sportage, was also "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power, and the 2017 Sportage model is an even more impressive machine, thanks to upgrades like UVO3, an available new-for-2017 eServices hub with access to streaming audio and driving directions.

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If you're looking for a powerful, spacious and safe small SUV, and one that comes with a low price, come see us at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit on the lot; and bring your furry friend, as we're a dog-friendly lot. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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