2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Ford Escape in Warrington PA

The 2020 Sportage takes the award-winning CUV’s can-do attitude, dynamic styling, and fun-to-drive personality to a whole new level with innovative technology, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems* (ADAS) features, and a sporty S trim to supplement the LX, EX, and SX Turbo trims.

With a focus on technology, the Sportage now offers an embedded telematics system and an 8-inch touch screen display, which is the largest standard screen size in the Subcompact SUV segment. The driver-centric cockpit features premium craftsmanship, appointed with an abundance of soft-touch materials and sport-inspired details.

The modern compact crossover distinguished by its dynamic styling offers stylish design elements including available LED exterior lighting options, updated front grille, and exhaust tips, plus a variety of new wheel options. With state-of-the-art available technologies powering advanced convenience, and entertainment features, the everyday drive can be anything but average.

Comparative Specs

Kia says the 2020 Sportage is an “award-winning CUV’s can-do attitude, dynamic styling, and fun-to-drive.” We agree! Its sweeping curves and a coupe-like window profile present an aggressive, athletic stance.

Tested Comparison Model

Ford Escape S FWD trim level. Other levels include: S, SE, SEL, Titanium
At the time of this article, Ford did not post many of the values.

2020 Kia Sportage


2020 Ford Escape

23 / 30 / 26 MPG (city, highway, combined) - / - / - 
2.4L Inline 4 Engine 2.5L Inline 4 
181 hp @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower - @ -  rpm
Front-wheel drive Drive Type  Front-wheel drive
5 Seating Capacity
30.7 Cargo Capacity (cubic feet) 33.5


Interior Style

  • Upgraded cloth-trimmed seats with YES Essentials®* are now available on the LX
  • SOFINO premium leatherette seats are standard on the EX and new S trims 

Exterior Design

  • New exterior color: Steel Gray

  • LED headlights on SX Turbo
  • New wheel designs

Driver Assist Systems

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Ped (FCA-Ped), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and High Beam Assist (HBA) are standard on all trims
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) are standard on the S, EX, and SX Turbo and available on the LX
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G) and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto-Hold are available on the S and EX and standard on the SX Turbo


  • Standard 8-inch display audio with support for Android AutoTM & Apple CarPlay® on the LX, S, and EX
  • Available D.Audio 1.0 with telematics through the S Premium Package
  • AVN5.0 seamless navigation with Harman/kardon® premium audio on the SX Turbo or EX Technology Package
  • The wireless phone charger is standard on the SX Turbo and available with S Premium Package or EX Technology Package

Looking at the comparison, we think the 2020 Kia Sportage is a better buy than the 2020 Ford Escape. The price, technology, and new safety features outweigh the minimal difference between the two.

If you're searching for Kia dealers in PA and live close to Gateway Kia Warrington near Philadelphia, call us and schedule a test drive with one of our sales associates. They’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you find a Kia vehicle that best fits for your needs.


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