2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Ford Escape: Value with a Luxury FeelDec 17th, 2020
Now in its 28th year of production, the Kia Sportage has stood the test of time. The 2021 model doesn't shy away from what has made it great, including affordable pricing, a decadently sporty design, solid horsepower, smooth performance and a generous supply of standard features.
The Kia Sportage continues to differentiate itself among the competition, too. Here, we compare it to the 2021 Ford Escape.
The 2021 Kia Sportage has a winning warranty
A new vehicle purchase is one of the most important investments we will make, so the warranty should reflect a great deal of confidence the manufacturer has in its product. Kia takes this to heart with one of the industry's best warranties. Each 2021 Sportage includes a 5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Warranty that covers most of the vehicle. This is flanked by a Powertrain Warranty of the same length that covers the engine, transmission, axles and much more.
The Ford Escape's warranty does make an escape from coverage. With a Basic (bumper-to-bumper) Warranty of just 3 years/60,000 km, that's far short of the Sportage's comparable warranty.
The 2021 Kia Sportage has competitive power and a smooth feel
The Sportage features a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is standard in most models, and it is acclaimed for its quiet operation. Most Ford Escape trims include a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that also produces 181 horsepower. The Sportage and Escape offer a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine for their top-end models. Although the Escape offers more engines, there isn't much of a power difference.
However, the differences begin if you enjoy a smooth, premium ride from your vehicle. The Sportage features a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic and drive mode select. This equipment enhances performance and adds a degree of personalization to your drive.
Also, the Sportage has much better handling capabilities than the Escape, providing a more dynamic experience at the wheel. Kia’s available Dynamax Intelligent All-Wheel Drive on the Sportage is a far more advanced system in all-weather conditions than the Escape’s AWD system. It has a fully automatic torque distribution that proactively transfers torque.
In the end, the Sportage offers you more, along with a better warranty. You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.