Looking for a used SUV, but can’t decide which one to purchase? The 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Ford Escape are both excellent options for drivers looking for a high-quality (yet affordable) SUV. When comparing the 2016 Kia Sorento vs the 2016 Ford Escape, it’s worth taking a look at differences in personalization, performance, travel range and storage space.
The 2016 Sorento is available in five trim levels, allowing for more personalization than the 2016 Escape’s three trims. In terms of performance, the 2016 Sorento’s standard engine with 185 horsepower is more powerful than the 2016 Ford Escape’s, which produces 179 horsepower. The 2016 Sorento will also take drivers farther before running out of fuel, as it has a highway travel range of 545.2 miles compared to the 2016 Escape’s highway travel range of 496 miles.
Available storage space is an important aspect of any SUV. The 2016 Kia Sorento features a maximum cargo capacity of 73.5 cubic feet, or 38.8 cubic feet with all seats in place. The 2016 Ford Escape doesn’t offer as much space, offering a maximum cargo capacity of only 67.8 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 34.4 cubic feet with all seats are in place. The Environmental Protection Agency measured the 2016 Sorento to have an interior volume of 146.4 cubic feet, while the 2016 Escape was measured to have 132.4 cubic feet.
2016 Kia Sorento safety features include: Rear door child safety locks, turn signal mirrors, daytime running lights, child seat anchors, stability control, emergency braking assist, remote anti-theft alarm system, dusk sensing headlamps, tire pressure monitoring and traction control.