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If you're an Arrington Heights or Schaumburg driver comparing the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Kia Sportage, stop right now. The new Ford model is the better choice for drivers in terms of power, technology, and capabilities. Take a look below to compare the models and see for yourself why Ford is the better choice.


Power and Performance

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When it comes to finding a vehicle that you can enjoy through Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, you need to pick something that comes with a good amount of power. When you opt for the 2017 Ford Escape, you can choose between three different engine options, so you can get the power and performance you crave. For starters, the Escape comes standard with a 2.5L engine with iVCT that delivers 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque for a fun driving experience. You can also opt for the 1.5L EcoBoost iVCT engine that offers 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque to give you a little more power. Finally, for those craving to hit the road quickly, you can get the 2.0L EcoBoost engine with twin-scroll turbocharger that offers 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. This way, you can have the power you want with the performance you desire.

If you opt for the 2017 Kia Sportage, you won't get this type of power or performance. This vehicle only comes with two engine options, which means you get less choice of power. You can start with the 2.0L DOHC engine that offers 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. If you want a little more power, you can get the 2.4L DOHC engine that offers 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, this will not give you the same amount of power as the Escape, nor will it give you the right amount of options. So if you want the small SUV that will give you exactly what you want, then you know you need to choose the Escape over the Sportage.



2017 Ford Escape Towing

No matter if you have a small SUV or a large SUV, you want to be sure you have a vehicle that can handle the job you need it to. When you opt for the Escape, you will get a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. This allows you to haul trailers and other heavy equipment with ease, so you can use it for work or for play. If you decide to choose the Sportage, you'll be giving up a lot of capabilities. After all, this vehicle only gets a towing capacity rating of 2,000 pounds, so you will have a hard time finding things that your vehicle can actually tow.



2017 Ford Escape Tech

In today's world, technology is king when it comes to vehicles. This means that you want to find a vehicle that gives you all the technology you could crave, whether for entertainment, information, connectivity, or safety.

The 2017 Ford Escape is packed with all the technology you could want. First, you can enjoy SYNC 3 technology, which allows you to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your phone to your vehicle. This way, you can make calls, read and send text messages, use your favorite apps, and so much more. You'll also be able to choose from SiriusXM radio or a premium audio system that offers concert-quality sound. And if you want safety features, you can enjoy innovations like lane keep assist system, which warns you if you r vehicle starts to drift from its lane. Rear cross traffic alert will let you know if an object is approaching from the side while in reverse.

Adaptive cruise control also allows you to stay with traffic while keeping a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Plus, it will let you know if a frontal crash is imminent. This way, you can stay safe no matter where the road takes you. As for the Sportage, you won't find any of these technology features inside, which makes it a worse choice for drivers that crave the latest in technology.


Find Yours at Arlington Heights Ford

If you want to make smart driving decisions in Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, then you know it makes sense to choose the 2017 Ford Escape vs the 2017 Kia Sportage. The new Ford model delivers more in terms of power, technology, and capabilities, which makes it the better choice. Visit our dealership today at 801 W Dundee Road in Arlington Heights to check out our inventory. You can also contact us online or call us at 847. 870.1300 to schedule a test drive or learn more about this great new model.