2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Ford Escape

There are a lot of crossover-SUV options on the market today and a lot of choices to be made when shopping. A key competitor against the 2019 Kia Sportage in Calgary is the Ford Escape. Here we will line up some specs and take a look at which one comes out on top. The two are very comparable.

The 2019 Sportage has the same amount of overall passenger volume as does the Escape. Exterior dimensions are also almost the same, though the Escape is a bit larger in length and width despite the interior space being much the same. This means the Kia is a bit more maneuverable.


2019 Kia Sportage 2019 Ford Escape
Seating 5 5
Engine Size 2.4L, 181 hp 2.5L, 168 hp
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 10.3/7.8 l/100km 11.0/8.0 l/100km
Starting Price $25,295 $25,899
Maximum Towing 748.4 kg 680 kg

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Ford Escape

There are other specs to compare as well, but because the Sportage and Escape are so similar to one another in capability, the above are the metrics that make the difference. It's clear that the 2019 Kia Sportage comparison here has both better fuel economy and more engine power than does the Ford Escape. It's also cheaper to buy and has more towing capacity when equipped for that.

The 2019 Kia Sportage in Calgary has many other things going for it as well. It's available with Dynamax Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and has several driver's aids and safety options too. An Autonomous Emergency Braking System and Bline Spot Detection System are available for the 2019 Sportage. So is a Lane Departure Warning System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. A rearview camera is standard and Front & Rear Parking Sensors are options. A host of other technologies can also be found inside the 2019 Kia Sportage.

The Sportage not only has a 5-Star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it also won a RedDot design award and an iF Design award for its good looks. There are five dynamic and classy exterior color choices for the 2019 Kia Sportage and a comparison of four interior color schemes.

Come into South Trail Kia and see the new 2019 Sportage in Calgary. It's worth the visit!