Kia Sportage vs. Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Ford Escape

At a Glance: Sportage vs. Escape

Every adventure demands a dynamic daily driver. Will the 2022 Kia Sportage or Ford Escape fill that need for you? We welcome our Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN readers to discover how these crossovers compare across the most important categories.

See which small SUV offers the experience you want. Reach out to our experts at The Kia Store to learn more and take your research to the next level!



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Which is the Right SUV For You?

Select a category below to learn more about how the Kia Sportage compares to the Ford Escape.


Kia Sportage

You deserve a new SUV that places style high on a pedestal. These two vehicles certainly know how to put on a show. The Kia tiger-nose grille and the Ford upper chrome five-bar grille on the highest trim levels make quite an impression!

Nightfall Edition: A Kia Sportage Exclusive

However, the 2022 Sportage has something the Escape lacks: available Nightfall Edition packaging. Add style and substance as you slink into stealth mode with a stunning selection of features:

  • Special Black Badging
  • Gloss Black Radiator Grille with Piano Black Frame
  • Black Satin Window Surrounds
  • Piano Black Fog Light Surrounds, Front and Rear Bumper Trim, Side Sills, and Skid Plates



Kia Sportage

As versatile vehicles, the Kia Sportage and Ford Escape offer up plenty of space for passengers, and just as importantly, for cargo.

More Room for Your Stuff

Simply fold the second row, and you’ll reveal over 60 cubic feet of cargo volume in both vehicles. Feel free to use all of it, some of it, or none of it! The standard 60/40 split in the rear seats lets you configure your cabin for the people or gear you need to move.

A Hands-free (and Feet-Free!) Kia Liftgate

Hands-free power liftgates are available for both models, though the Ford Escape requires you to wave a foot under the rear bumper to open it. By comparison, the available Smart Power Liftgate™ opens automatically when you have the key fob in range!



Kia Sportage

Finding connection is so, so important—even when you step behind the wheel. In the 2022 Sportage and Escape, advanced infotainment does the work for you!

Drive Fully Connected

All sorts of features can be at your fingertips, including:

  • Android Auto™ / Apple CarPlay®
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

However, only the Sportage makes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® standard, along with an 8-inch touchscreen. If you want the same technology in the Escape, you will need to move beyond the base trim level.

Top-Notch Audio

Both SUVs offer premium sound—available Harman Kardon® Surround Sound in the Sportage and an available Bang & Olufsen® system in the Escape. The system in the Sportage even offers Clari-Fi™ restoration technology to bring out the best in your music!


2021 Kia Sportage or Ford Escape: Which is Better?

Kia Sportage

So, does the 2022 Kia Sportage or Ford Escape deserve that coveted space in your driveway? No two crossover SUVs could be more competitive, and we’re certainly impressed by what they bring to the table.
That said, the Sportage offers some unique features the competition doesn’t, like that ultra-convenient liftgate and premium style package. It may be the ideal way to power your Louisville, KY, Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN drives. See for yourself. Book your test drive at The Kia Store and snag your seat at the helm today!
All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Sportage for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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