Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the small SUV of a lifetime. These compact SUVs give you an energetic, agile drive while still giving you more space than a passenger car. They also exist in a fiercely competitive market. Comparing the 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Ford Escape will give Drive Taylor customers a chance to view two of the best SUVs on the market side-by-side. This information is written with the intention of serving servin Boardman Lancaster Hermitage customers with the latest information about both models that might help you pick out your new SUV today. Let’s get started!
When you buy a 2020 Kia Sportage, you get what you pay for and then some. If you buy a 2020 Ford Escape, well it’s debatable as to whether you’re really going to get the most out of what you pay for. The Sportage is priced at almost $1,000 lower than the Escape despite having the same base horsepower as the Escape and nearly the same maximum horsepower (just 10 horsepower difference between them). Throw in a cozier interior on the Sportage, and you’ve got a recipe for value. To say that the Escape is overpriced is probably beating a dead horse at this point, but we’ll go ahead and say it outright: the Ford Escape is overpriced for what it offers. There’s nothing spectacular about it, but even its base model is a shade too high.
We love the technology spread on the Sportage. Your 2020 Ford Escape has its SYNC infotainment system, and that’s going to net you the same thing the Sportage gives you: hands-free texting and calling, maps, and other application features. However, where the Sportage races ahead here is in the fact that its 8-inch Touchscreen display also has a rear camera that really helps you keep track of everything in your Sportage. Monitor conditions and keep an eye on the kids. Or you can simply enjoy its easier to use interface. You’ll have hands-free calling and texting, plenty of music applications to play with, and whenever you need to find a place to eat, just ask your Sportage. It’ll lead the way. Given the more reasonable price of the Sportage, we feel that its technology features win out. Did we mention that only the Sportage has standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?
Despite the Escape having a little bit more powerful engine – narrowly – the base models here don’t spell victory for Ford. In fact, the base model Sportage actually tidily bests the Escape on standard towing capacity. The base Sportage has a maximum towing capacity of 1,653, while the Escape only gets 1,500 pounds towing capacity (base model). What’s that spell to those of you out there looking to buy the least expensive version of either SUV? It means the Sportage is actually more power for less money. If you have boats or ATVs, you will especially be interested in netting a little bit extra towing capacity for your gear. The Sportage is more than capable of towing most small boats or ATVs for you, while the Ford will fall just a little short (and a little short is complete failure in this case).
The up to 240 horsepower of the Sportage, combined with its advanced technology lineup, mean that it’s the all around better SUV this year. The Escape simply asks too much money for too plain an interior, too few safety features, and too little power. If you’re shopping on a budget, you want to sacrifice some things, but safety and basics should never be among the things you sacrifice. The Sportage manages to give you so many features for a shockingly low price. This year’s Sportage comes in a variety of trims that will suit your needs. Our favorite features across all trims include: Smart cruise control with stop & go, Harman Kardon premium audio system, Drive attention warning, Leather seat trim, and Heated and ventilated front seats.
Drive Taylor is thrilled to be serving servin Boardman Lancaster Hermitage customers with a ton of new deals this year on the Sportage. It’s going to be one of our main attractions in 2020. If you’ve fallen in love with the Sportage like so many other people, please reach out to us today so that we can get you a better deal on one of these. We’ve been serving Pittsburgh PA for a very long time now and look forward to putting you in your very own Sportage this year. Call when you’re ready to test drive or simply look at one of these trims up close. We have the LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo on sale all year long. To get started, just request a quick quote on your favorite Sportage trim, use our nifty payment calculators, or simply call us today to schedule your first test drive.