It’s always exciting to get a peek at the upcoming model year in the automotive landscape, as it gives us the chance to see the new innovations and tech capabilities that our favourite brands have been cooking up. In the crossover market, there’s no debate over the two early frontrunners – we're talking about the 2020 Ford Escape and Kia Sportage, two models that are iconic throughout Canada. Stellar yet affordable models are yours for the taking when it comes to these two, so today we want to give you a preview of what they can do.
Join Sherwood Ford below as we take you on a grand tour of the 2020 Escape and Sportage – we think you’ll like what they both bring to the table, but as we all know, there can only be one winner. You probably know where we’re going with this.
2020 Ford Escape
2020 Kia Sportage
1.5L four cylinder / 2.0L four cylinder / 2.5L four cylinder
|2.0L four cylinder / 2.4L four cylinder
Up to 250 horsepower / 275 pound-feet of torque
|Maximum Horsepower and Torque Output
|240 horsepower / 260 pound-feet of torque
|Five Passengers / up to 65.4 cubic feet w/ seat area included
|Interior Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume
|Five Passengers / 60.1 cubic feet w/ seat area included
|8-speed automatic / Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Not only is the 2020 Escape a much more efficient, powerful and smooth (thanks to its transmission’s lower gear ratio) option than its Kia counterpart, it also gives you more in terms of interior tech. Inside, you can connect to lightning-fast Wi-Fi, and utilize its Head-Up Display to keep all the specifics of your drive right in your line of sight. On said drive, the 2020 Escape offers All-Wheel Drive Disconnect with stellar throttle response, and five selectable drive modes – Eco, Normal, Sport, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand. Plus, with the following driver assistance features as part of Ford Co-Pilot360™, the 2020 Escape is much better equipped than the Sportage to keep security and peace of mind as key features o your ride:
Looking to get inside the 2020 Escape once it arrives here in Edmonton? You’re more than welcome to contact Sherwood Ford in order to do so. We’re happy to tell you anything you’d like to know!