2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Kia Niro: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Kia Niro Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia
Niro

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$24,590 to $32,790
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $23,853 to $31,807
MPG - City 23 - 44 46 - 51
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 40 - 46
Engine(s) 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas), I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Escape is much higher than that for 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.

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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Escape is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Niro.