Comparison - Ford Escape SEL 2018 - vs - Kia Seltos GTX 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
29,450
Updated: 
17 Mar 2018
1,529,000
Updated: 
03 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB
Color: 
Intense Red
#B2001F
Glacier White Pearl
#F5F9FA
Steel Silver
#ADADAD
Gravity Gray
#35393C
Aurora Black Pearl
#15161A
Intelligency Blue
#0020B5
Punchy Orange
#F05201

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Escape ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Premium interior with user-friendly tech
Good safety score and great predicted reliability rating
Above-average cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Escape is fundamentally unchanged for 2018, but there are some tweaks to the lineup and to its standard-equipment offerings.The SEL comes standard with leather-trimmed seating, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and LED running lights.

Pros
Graceful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine,
smooth ride,
attractive and intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Less rear-seat and cargo space than the class leaders,
turbo engines return mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.

Pros
Tough-hatch lines
Ample cargo bin
Wonderfully taut handling
Tech options aplenty
Brisk 2.0-liter acceleration

Cons
Busy, space-robbing dash
Firm seats, if you’re not into that
Not much SUV, if you’re into that
Optimistic EPA ratings

By: 
thecarconnection.com

It's taken years, but with the Seltos, Kia finally has a small SUV on sale in Australia. Can it compete in a hard-fought market? Alborz Fallah finds out.

Pros
Super spacious and practical inside
Great ride and handling package
Looks the business
Best in class infotainment and technology
Seven-year warranty

Cons
Base models miss out on more advanced safety features
No rear-air vents on most variants
No power tailgate
Front-wheel drive models ride a little on the firm side

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.40L
Torque: 
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
179hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)
Electric Power Steering
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with GT line logo
Solar glass- UV cut (Front Windshield, Windows)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
172.20in
Width: 
72.40in
71.00in
Height: 
66.30in
64.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
Front Track: 
61.50in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
104.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.00cu.ft
15.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3678.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
All door power windows
Driver one touch Auto up/ down with anti pinch function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Passenger seatback upper pocket
Driver one touch Auto up/ down with anti pinch function
Driver Seat Height Adjust (Manual)
Front passenger adjustable headrest
Front seat belt height adjuster
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
60:40 split type seatback folding
Rear passengers adjustable headrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Interior Air Filtration
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Smart Pure Air purifier
Rain sensing wipers
Rear AC Vents
Sunglass Holder

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
Wireless charger - Smartphone
Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display
Driving rear view monitor
Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color display cluster
Bluetooth
4 speakers
2 Tweeter
Apple Carplay
Android Auto
26.03 cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation
Front USB charging port
Rear USB charging port

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
LED sound mood lights
Heartbeat LED type tail lamps
Rear Spoiler
Front bumper with Sporty Red accent
Red brake caliper - Front
Rear wiper & washer
Rear Sun-shade curtain
Rain sensing wipers
Diamond knurling pattern - Chrome
Bridge type Roof rails
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17
17"
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Sporty Red center wheel caps
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
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
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
discs
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Turn signal mirrors
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343