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2022 Ford Escape vs. 2022 Kia Niro Review

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2022 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $26,010 to $36,355
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2022 Kia
Niro

MSRP*: $24,690 to $31,990
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MPG - City 22 - 44 MPG 46 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 40 - 48 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 54.5 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 139 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.3 in 171.5 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 71.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Kia Niro. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Escape and the Kia Niro.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Escape as you will with the Kia Niro, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Niro.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Escape is much wider than the Kia Niro, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Escape, which is slightly longer than the Kia Niro.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Kia Niro, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape greatly out-muscles the Kia Niro.

Powertrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Kia Niro, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Kia Niro. The Ford Escape has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Niro.