Comparison - Ford Escape SE 2021 - vs - Hyundai Kona SEL Electric 2021

General

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Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
28,110
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
$
37,190
Updated: 
04 Jan 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Star White metallic tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Bronze Fire Metallic
#B20F2A
Antimatter blue Metallic
#142F47
Iconic Silver metallic
#C7CAD0
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8
Color: 
Pulse Red w/Black Roof
#BC0001
Chalk White w/Black Roof
#F8FAFA
Ceramic Blue w/Black Roof
#5C94D3
Sonic Silver w/Black Roof
#C4CDD4
Galactic Gray w/White Roof
#767C84
Ultra Black w/Dark Gray Roof
#141314

Electric

Motors: 
permanent-magnet synchronous AC,
Battery: 
64.0 kWh Lithium-ion Polymer
Full Charge Range: 
258mi
Full Charge Time: 
Standard 7.2 kW onboard charger - 9 hrs 35 min/ Quick Charge - 100kW (0-80% Charge) - 54 min
Top Speed: 
110mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.40s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Ford Escape's #10 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
User-friendly infotainment system
Well-balanced ride and handling

Cons
Cheap cabin materials
Transmission sometimes hunts for the right gear

By: 
usnews.com

Ford has expanded the availability of the hybrid powertrain to the SE and SEL trims for 2021; it's now standard on the top-spec Titanium model. Elsewhere, adaptive cruise control and a traffic-sign recognition feature join the optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package; a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors are now part of the Technology package; and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a keyless-entry keypad, and LED exterior lighting are now on the list of features in the Convenience package. A new 19-inch wheel design is optional on the Titanium model, and a Class II Trailer Tow package is now available on Escapes with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Pros
Handsomely styled exterior, multiple powertrain options, safety tech comes standard.

Cons
Cheap interior on base models, rough-edged base three-cylinder engine, high starting price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Hybrid powertrain now available on SEL trim.Traffic sign recognition added to models with adaptive cruise control.Minor shuffling of trim and package features.

Pros
Roomy and comfortable seating
Smooth ride quality
Easy-to-use controls
Available hybrid powertrain that gets around 40 mpg

Cons
Transmission's abrupt shifts
Lackluster handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric is hard to find in some U.S. markets, but it's one of the best affordable long-range electric vehicles.

PROS
Fun to drive
Strong active safety tech
Range rating of 258 miles
Possibly around $30k after incentives
Excellent feature set

CONS
All-wheel drive isn’t an option
Busy styling
Difficult availability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Hyundai has made exactly zero changes to the Kona Electric for the 2021 model year.We'd recommend the mid-range Limited. It adds a host of desirable features, including a sunroof, leather upholstery, LED exterior lighting, automatic high-beam headlamps, a wireless smartphone-charging pad, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

PROS
Playful handling,
long driving range,
fantastic standard warranty.

CONS
Small back seat,
front-wheel drive only,
cold temperatures sap battery capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Kona Electric carries over unchanged.

PROS
Driving range of 258 miles
Quick acceleration and sharp handling make it fun to drive
Comfortable and quiet cabin
Plenty of standard tech features

CONS
Tight rear legroom
Availability limited to a handful of states

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
190ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
291ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
201hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.30in
164.60in
Width: 
74.10in
70.90in
Height: 
66.10in
61.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.70in
102.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
40.70in
33.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
53.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
52.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
54.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
65.40cu.ft
45.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.50cu.ft
19.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3474.00lbs
3715.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Air Conditioning
Single Zone Front Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Cold Weather Package
SE Sport Appearance Package
Convenience Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Mudguards
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat (Fleet)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)
Front And Rear Floor Liners
Cargo Blocks
Cargo Tray
First Aid Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744
Sandstone, premium cloth
#CBC2BE
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000