Comparison - Kia Sorento SX 2021 - vs - Ford Escape SEL 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
42,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
29,945
Updated: 
17 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Aruba Stone
#8C9485
Crystal Beige
#C7B7A2
Glacial White Pearl
#E0DEE4
Sparkling Silver
#E3E4E8
Ebony Black
#343434
Everlasting Silver
#7C7C78
Gravity Gray
#61656A
Sapphire blue
#4F5866
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 2021 Kia Sorento crossover finds a new look but the same mission: it’s the smaller hauler compared to the Telluride.

PROS
Better style
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
Telluride’s looks

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Is the second row more comfortable?
Not appreciably bigger

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The all-new Sorento is expected to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Disguised and undisguised spy photos and several official images of the Kia have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the redesigned mid-size crossover. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the current Sorento. The Korean automaker has also said that the next-gen model will ride on an all-new platform that helps make it bigger inside and out. It will also feature a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.50L
Torque: 
311ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
281hp
at 5 800rpm
179hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
38.80Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Bluetooth for connecting mobile devices
Electric, Column-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Rear Parking Sensors
Destination Download
Mobile Internet (Browser)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
178.10in
Width: 
74.80in
72.40in
Height: 
70.30in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.80in
Front Track: 
64.50in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
64.80in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
54.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4120.00lbs
3678.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
4.2-inch Trip Computer Display
odometer
Estimated range of remaining fuel

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power Door Locks
Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leather seats
8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating 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
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats
One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
Reclining 3rd-Row Seats w/ 50/50 Split-Folding
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Struts
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, Multi-link
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer Bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Interior Air Filtration
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: 
10.25-inch Touch-Screen
Navigation
Wireless connectivity included with 8.0-inch Touch-Screen.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
6 Speaker AM/FM/HD Radio Audio System
USB Data Port, Front Console
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
12-Volt Power Outlet, Front Console
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Gloss Black
Roof Rails, Low Profile Gloss Black
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Locking Fuel-Filler Door
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Shark Fin Antenna
Sound-Absorbing Front Windshield
Privacy Glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
17
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Tire Mobility Kit
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
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
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Disc
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill Start Assist
Descent Assist System
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) w/ Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
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: 
X-Line SX Prestige Rust Color Package
1.5L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package
Equipment Group 300A
Safe And Smart Package
Sel Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars X-Line
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch PnP
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Splash Guards (VP)
Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
Smoker's Package (Fleet)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#212121
Rust, leather
#B17B52
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343