2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Ford Escape
2016 Kia Sportage 2016 Ford Escape
$22,150 Starting MSRP $23,590

182-hp, 2.4-liter I-4

260-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 Turbo
Engine Option(s)

168-hp, 2.4-liter I-4

178-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 Turbo

240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 Turbo
Yes AWD Available Yes
UVO eServices Infotainment System SYNC

2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Kia Sportage Exterior

When it comes to deciding what are the most enjoyable and easy to drive vehicles on the road, small size SUVs are some of the best vehicles that you can choose. Most of them, including the 2016 Kia Sportage, have exciting performance, reasonable fuel-economy, AWD available, and some great interior features to choose from. But for small-size SUVs there are a lot of options to choose from, so we try to help you narrow down your choices with the 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Ford Escape comparison.

To begin this comparison, we want to look at the base features of both of these vehicles. The standard trim of the 2016 Kia Sportage is over $1,000 less than the 2016 Ford Escape, but packs a more powerful engine under the hood. Some of the great features that the 2016 Kia Sportage base LX trim includes steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise, and phone controls, an active Eco system, power windows and doors, and 6-way adjustable driver’s seat.

Great Interior Options to Choose from in 2016 Kia Sportage

With three different trims to choose from, the 2016 Kia Sportage has plenty of great options for drivers to choose from. We have already listed off some of our favorite base LX trims, but if you are looking for more technology and comfort, the EX and SX trims offer plenty to choose from. In these two, you can find the UVO eServices infotainment system, as well as an available voice-command navigation, and an Infinity Surround Sound Audio System.

As for the comfort options in the 2016 Kia Sportage, there are also several of these to choose from in the two trims. A leather seat trim is now standard in both the EX and SX trims, as are heated seats. Ventilated seats are available in the EX trim and come standard in the SX. Finally, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob comes standard in both of these top two trims.

If you have any additional questions regarding the 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Ford Escape comparison, please contact a Carolina Kia sales professional today.

2016 Kia Sportage Interior