2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Ford Escape: Value with a Luxurious Feel
Now in its 28th year of production, the Kia Sportage has stood the test of time. The 2021 model doesn’t shy away from what has made it great, including affordable pricing, a sporty design, solid horsepower, smooth performance, and a generous supply of standard features.
The 2021 Kia Sportage continues to differentiate itself from the competition too. Here, we compare it to the 2021 Ford Escape.
The 2021 Kia Sportage Has a Winning Warranty
A new vehicle purchase is one of the most important investments we will make, so the warranty should reflect how much confidence the manufacturer has in its product. Kia takes this to heart with one of the industry’s best warranties. Each 2021 Sportage includes a 5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Warranty that covers most of the vehicle. This is flanked by a Powertrain Warranty of the same length that covers the engine, transmission, axles and much more.
The Ford Escape’s warranty offers less in terms of coverage. With a Basic (bumper-to-bumper) Warranty of just 3 years/60,000 km, that’s short of the Sportage’s warranty.
The 2021 Kia Sportage Boasts Competitive Power and a Smooth Feel
The Sportage features a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is standard in most models, and it is acclaimed for its quiet operation. Most Ford Escape trims include a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder that also produces 181 horsepower. The Sportage and Escape offer a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine for their top-end models. Although the Escape offers more engines, there isn’t much of a power difference.
The differences start when what you’re looking is for is a smooth, premium ride from your vehicle. The Sportage features a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic and drive mode select. This equipment enhances performance and adds a degree of personalization to your drive.
Also, the Sportage has much better handling capabilities than the Escape, providing a more dynamic experience at the wheel. Kia’s available Dynamax Intelligent All-Wheel Drive on the Sportage is a far more advanced system in all-weather conditions than the Escape’s AWD system. It has a fully automatic torque distribution that proactively transfers torque.
In the end, the Sportage offers you more, along with a better warranty. You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions.