Comparison - Kia Sorento SX 2018 - vs - Ford Escape Titanium 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

Make: 
Average Price: 
41,000
Updated: 
03 Jan 2018
27,776
Updated: 
17 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony Black
#070506
Platinum Graphite
#646464
Snow White Pearl
#DFDFDF
Titanium Silver
#666465
Remington Red
#9E050D
Sangria
#765F62
Polished Walnut
#49403E
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Sorento ranked #2 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Kia Sorento has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious interior with high-quality materials
User-friendly infotainment system and controls
Above-average fuel economy from four-cylinder engines
Quiet, comfortable ride

Cons
Less cargo space than most

By: 
usnews.com

If you’re looking for a capable, convenient, and comfortable two- or three-row-crossover conveyance, the Kia Sorento is a solid choice. Once you’ve settled on the Sorento, however, the choices don’t end there. Seating for either five or seven, three engines, and both front- and all-wheel-drive variants mean there’s a Sorento for every taste.

Pros
Competent road manners,
Competent road manners,
attractive packaging.

Cons
Limited third-row access,
lifeless steering, pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form.

Pros
Upscale feel
Cabin is solid, quiet
Turbo-4’s responsive tune
Well-controlled ride

Cons
Second-row seats need more support
Turbo-4? No third row
Third-row seat has slim space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Escape gets revised exterior styling, some minor interior improvements, a newly available 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a modified 2.0-liter engine with a bit more power. Models with Sync 3 also provide an ownership app (FordPass with Sync Connect) and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Safety features now include lane departure prevention, a drowsy driver warning system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision alert.

Pros
Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine accelerates quickly
New tech interface features advanced voice control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Steering and handling feel more like that of a car than SUV
More room for small stuff, and more power plugs

Cons
New base engine lacks punch
Dashboard design looks dated with many small, similar-looking buttons
Base-model S trim available only with older, less efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Ford Escape ranks 4 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Ford Escape has a solid ranking in the top third of the very competitive compact SUV class. A well-balanced ride, an upscale interior, potent optional engines, and a long list of available features help the Escape outperform many rivals.

Pros
Quality interior
Lots of cool, user-friendly tech features
Nimble handling
Peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine options

Cons
Below-average fuel economy with base engine

By: 
usnews.com

Strategically updated for 2017, the Ford Escape becomes an even more attractive alternative in the popular compact-SUV segment that includes the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Toyota RAV4. Tasteful but effective exterior restyling enhances the Escape’s curb appeal while a comprehensive remake of its roomy, comfortable 5-passenger cabin elevates both visual sophistication and user-friendliness. Available in S/SE/Titanium trims and front- or all-wheel drive, the 2017 Escape also introduces a host of advanced tech touches including Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with Sync Connect along with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This versatile Ford offers three engines -- including two new, more powerful and more efficient EcoBoost 4-cylinders -- that help the Escape retain its best-in-class tow ratings.

Pros
Buyers in the market for a stylish compact SUV that’s roomy, comfortable and capable with state-of-the-art infotainment features and class-leading tow ratings will find an ideal travel mate in the 2017 Escape.

Cons
Save for personal styling preferences, there’s not a great deal to ding in this latest iteration of the Escape. The Mazda CX-5 has more sporting character and the Honda CR-V offers marginally more cargo space, but Ford’s highly adaptable hauler makes an impressive case for itself on every functional front.

By: 
kbb.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
1.50L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
179hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
yes
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
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Mobile Internet

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.40in
178.10in
Width: 
74.40in
72.40in
Height: 
66.50in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
7.80in
Front Track: 
63.80in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
63.70in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
39.90
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
54.50in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
39.00
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
52.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
37.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
3678.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
10-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
leather
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
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
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
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
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Simulated wood trim on doors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
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
yes
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Sony premium brand stero system
355 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Memory card slot
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear defogger
Intermittent rear wiper
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 in
18
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Forward Collision Warning and Brake Support
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Sx Advanced Technology Package
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Titanium Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Cross Bars (Panoramic Sunroof)
Mud Guards
Tow Hitch (2.0T/3.3L)
Puddle Lights
Washer Heater
Wheel Locking Nuts
Splash Guards
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Trailer Tow Class II
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
19" Machined Aluminum Luster Nickle Painted Wheels
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray (7 Seat)
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
SX Merlot Leather Seat
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
SYNC 3 w/Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343