If you're on the hunt for an SUV that can handle any kind of lifestyle in Novi, Livonia, or Southfield with poise and determination, then you'll want to consider the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Ford Escape.
We at Feldman Kia believe these two popular models run the midsize SUV class, but only one can come out on top. Read ahead to see which model reigns superior when it comes to performance, comfort, cargo space, and tech.
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KIA SORENTO VS FORD ESCAPE: PERFORMANCE SPECS
The 2020 Kia Sorento is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to performance. Choose between a standard 185-horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder engine or a high-powered available 3.3L V6 engine that makes a whopping 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque.
With the latter engine under the hood and other necessary equipment, the Kia Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds of trailer weight.1 You'll also get Smart Shift & Drive tech to help you find the sweet spot based on collected driving data and an available Dynamax™ All-Wheel-Drive system that anticipates your needs on and off the pavement.
Compare all these impressive attributes to those of the Ford Escape, which maxes out at 250 horsepower and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, you'll miss out on Smart Shift & Drive if you choose the Escape.
KIA SORENTO VS FORD ESCAPE: INTERIOR SPACE & COMFORT
When it comes to space, the Ford Escape falls a bit behind the 2020 Kia Sorento. You have seven seats in the Kia, while the Ford only gives you enough room for five to ride safely. Even with an extra row of seats, the Kia still bests the Escape in front legroom with 44.1 inches to offer compared to the Escape's 42.4 inches of front legroom.
Plus, that third row of space opens the cabin for even more cargo. In total, the Kia Sorento offers 73 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. The most you'll get in the Escape is 65.4 cubic feet. Nearly 8 cubic feet less will hinder your cargo capabilities more than you might expect.
KIA SORENTO VS FORD ESCAPE: TECHNOLOGY FEATURES
Technology is where the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Ford Escape have the most overlap. Both offer an intuitive available infotainment system with hands-free phone calling, smartphone integration, navigation, and more.
You'll also get a slew of available active safety features with both models. Similar systems like Blind Spot Collision Warning and Forward Collision Avoidance features are designed to help you stay out of trouble on the road.
The Kia Sorento keeps going with additional features like the Kia Access app. On this smartphone app, you'll be able to control various aspects of your Kia Sorento, including climate. With available Remote Start with Climate Control, you can not only start the vehicle with your phone but also adjust the climate before you even step out the front door.
2020 KIA SORENTO: THE ULTIMATE MIDSIZE SUV
Ready to get behind the wheel and experience the 2020 Kia Sorento for yourself? Set up a test drive with us at Feldman Kia today by giving us a call. Drivers near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield can also stop by our showroom on their way through town to get a closer look at the Kia Sorento.
1 Sorento SX shown with optional features. Not all optional features available on all trims. Some features may vary. 5,000-lb. towing capacity requires All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and V6 engine. Towing requires additional equipment. See Owner's Manual for towing capacity, and additional instructions and warnings. Always use caution while towing.