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2022 Ford Escape PHEV vs. 2023 Kia Sorento Review

Picture of the 2022 Ford Escape PHEV

2022 Ford
Escape PHEV

MSRP*: $35,455 to $40,700
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sorento

2023 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $30,090 to $43,690
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MPG - City Info not available 22 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine
  • 221-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 in 189.0 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.3 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Ford Escape PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Escape PHEV and the Kia Sorento.

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 PHEV is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape PHEV is about the same width as the Kia Sorento. The Ford Escape PHEV is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

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

Utility
The Ford Escape PHEV has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Escape PHEV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.