Comparison - Hyundai Kona SEL Plus 2020 - vs - Ford Escape SE 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
25,150
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
$
28,595
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3
Ultra Black
#141314
Sunset Orange
#FD6244
Color: 
Star White metallic tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Magnetic Metallic
#737577
Sedona Orange Metallic
#B53815
Ingot Silver metallic
#AEB2B5
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Dark persian green metallic
#264F51
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Adaptive cruise control added to top-trim Kona Ultimate.Small changes to standard and optional equipment.

PROS
Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
Lots of features for your money

CONS
Weak base engine
Gear shifts from the turbocharged engine's transmission are often unrefined
Interior is trimmed with a lot of hard plastic panels

By: 
edmunds.com

A few high-end features trickle down to the new mid-range SEL Plus model for 2020. Previously only available on the top-spec Ultimate, the SEL Plus comes with a 4.2-inch color display located between the two analog gauges and a wireless charging pad for smartphones. The auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink is now standard on both the Limited and Ultimate models as well as a new orange interior accent kit that automatically is added to either trim if the Sunset Orange or Ultra Black exterior colors are chosen.

Pros
Standout styling, punchy turbo four, packed with features.

Cons
Tight cargo space, numb steering.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.

Pros
Smart and stylish cabin
Standard active safety tech
Great infotainment system
Decent fuel economy
EV version available

Cons
Overwhelming styling
Lackluster acceleration
Unrefined dual-clutch transmission
Small-ish back seat and cargo hold
Price on top-end models

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Escape's #7 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 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Optional infotainment system is user-friendly
Lots of standard driver assistance features
Two rows of adult-friendly seats
Adept handling and comfortable ride

Cons
Unimpressive interior materials
Eight-speed transmission sometimes hunts for the correct gear

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.

Pros
Three powertrain choices
Shapely exterior
Good standard safety gear
Sliding second-row seat
Hybrid priced below $30k

Cons
Smaller than big rivals
Interior trim needs an upgrade
Top model? Top dollar
Seats lack support

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Escape comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 8-speed automatic.The Ford Escape is fully redesigned.Hybrid version is back after a prolonged absence.Improved power and acceleration.

Pros
Updated style and interior design
Powertrain options range from sporty performance to efficient hybrid
Sliding second-row seats improve passenger room and cargo utility

Cons
Sleek, new rear liftgate design compromises some cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
190ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
181hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.00in
180.50in
Width: 
70.90in
74.10in
Height: 
61.60in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
Front Track: 
61.90in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
106.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
40.70in
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.80cu.ft
65.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
33.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3084.00lbs
3464.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Cloth
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Infinity Premium Brand Speakers
8 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
17 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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 disc brakes
Front disc brakes
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: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Cargo Package
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Bicycle Rack Mount
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Blocks
Cargo Tray
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
All Weather Floor Mats (VP)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1A1A1A
Gray/Black, cloth
#93969C
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744