Kia Niro vs. Ford Escape
Kia Niro
Ford Escape
At a Glance: Niro vs. Escape
Kia Niro

Are you looking for a new vehicle to take on adventures around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI? If so, we have two fun and exciting models in mind: the 2023 Kia Niro and the 2023 Ford Escape. These SUVs are sporty, savvy, and spacious. What more could you ask for?

To learn even more about what these models can do, continue reading this Kia Niro vs. Ford Escape comparison provided by your friends at Feldman Kia.



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Kia Niro

Do you want to make a lasting impression on the streets? Do you want to leave passersby in awe? The Kia Niro and the Ford Escape are showstoppers to say the least! Explore their exterior designs below.

Color Your World

Both the Kia and the Ford each offer eight paint options. In fact, they both have a plethora of black, white, grey, blue, and red colors to choose from. However, if you want a more uniquely colored car, the Niro also offers these bold options:

  • Fire Orange Metallic
  • Cityscape Green

You will impress all your neighbors with these exciting paint options.

Convenience All Around

Along with their paint options, both the Niro and the Escape have designs that are uniquely their own. For instance, the Escape has its LED signature lighting, while the Niro has projector beam headlights, which deliver enhanced illumination in the dark.

The Kia also has a few unique features that provide convenience:

  • Heated windshield
  • Solar control glass
  • Sound-absorbing windshield glass


Kia Niro

Efficiency can mean two things in the car world. It can point toward how well a vehicle utilizes gas. It can also mean how convenient a vehicle makes your commutes. The Kia Niro and the Ford Escape are efficient in both ways!

Go Farther With Fewer Fill-Ups

Have you ever wanted to try out a hybrid? Well now is your chance! Did you know the Kia Niro is a standard hybrid model? Yep, that’s right—it has a 1.6-liter engine and a full parallel hybrid system that produces up to 195 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Escape has a standard gas-powered engine; however, you can choose its hybrid variant as well. When properly equipped, the Escape Hybrid can generate up to 155 lb-ft of torque.

What can you expect performance-wise from either SUV? Peppy acceleration from both, for sure! However, you’ll feel more oomph when you press the accelerator in the Niro.

Go Green!

Each SUV comes standard with cloth seats, which provide extra comfort for the driver and all passengers. However, the available vegan leather seats in the Niro provide the supple feel of genuine leather without disturbing your eco-conscious lifestyle.

The Ford offers partial vinyl and cloth seating as well as available leather-trimmed seats, which is great for drivers looking for options. However, only the Kia has an eco-friendly upholstery option to match its energy-efficient agenda.

Kia Niro

The Kia Niro and the Ford Escape are dependable models. Both SUVs are built to protect, and with the help of standard safety suites, they can also instill confidence as you drive.

Standard Security Measures

We all know what Michigan winters can be like. With Kia Drive Wise and Ford Co-Pilot360™ you can rest assured. These comprehensive suites have various driver-assistance aids that will boost your awareness and help keep you out of harm’s way. They even share a few features in common, including brand-specific versions of:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist

Look at all those standard safety features!

Unmatched Safety

You thought the Kia Niro was done, huh? Nope, it’s just getting started with safety! This efficient SUV has a few more standard security features on board, such as:

  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert

Plus, it even has a few features that kick in once you’ve reached your destination, such as Safe Exit Warning and Rear Occupant Alert.

Although the Ford’s safety suite is impressive, the Kia Niro simply offers more standard features overall.

Which SUV Will It Be?
Kia Niro

After a closer look at each model, have you come to a decision? Thanks to its exterior design, efficiency, and multi-feature safety suite, we believe the 2023 Kia Niro has what you need. If you agree, visit us at Feldman Kia for a test drive around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Niro for yourself are conveniently available right here online.