2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Kia Sportage
There is a huge list of vehicles in the crossover SUV class, but drivers looking for a vehicle with a respectable fuel economy rating, impressive agility and multiple strong engine options will want to keep an eye on the 2017 Ford Escape.
So how does the 2017 Escape stand up to tough competition? We’re putting the crossover SUV to the test, comparing it head-to-head with two of its biggest competitors, the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Kia Sportage. Read on for a detailed look at the features and specifications found on each of these three crossovers!
|2017 Ford Escape||2017 Honda CR-V||2017 Kia Sportage|
|Starting at $23,750||Starting at $24,045||Starting at $23,200|
|6-speaker audio system||4-speaker audio system||6-speaker audio system|
|2.5-liter 4-cylinder base engine||2.4-liter 4-cylinder base engine||2.4-liter 4-cylinder base engine|
|34.3 cu. ft. of cargo volume||39.2 cu. ft. of cargo volume||30.7 cu. ft. of cargo volume|
The 2017 Kia Sportage comes in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX Turbo. The LX and EX trims both come standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 181 horsepower, while the SX Turbo’s 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine makes 240 horsepower. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard interior features include a 6-speaker audio system with a 5-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® capability, steering-wheel-mounted cruise control buttons and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
The 2017 Honda CR-V comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The LX trim comes standard with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 184 horsepower, and the EX, EX-L and Touring trims all come standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that makes an uninspiring 190 horsepower. All trims come standard with a Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode and front-wheel drive. Interior features include Pandora® compatibility, Bluetooth® connectivity, a 5-inch color LCD screen, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and Automatic Climate Control.
The 2017 Ford Escape comes in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. The S trim comes standard with a 2.5-liter iVCT engine that delivers 168 horsepower, while the SE and Titanium’s fuel-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine generates 179 horsepower. Drivers looking for more power will want to check out the SE and Titanium’s optional 2.0-liter Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine, which makes 245 horsepower. All trims in the 2017 Escape’s lineup come standard with great features such as Four-Wheel Disc Brakes with the Anti-Lock Brake System, Traction Control, Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors, the SYNC® or SYNC®3 Infotainment System, 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seats and a trip computer.
Drivers interested in learning more about the 2017 Ford Escape are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Kovatch Ford. Ready to meet this great SUV up close and in person? Feel free to stop in and see us at our location in Nesquehoning, or schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!