Compare The Kia Sportage vs The Competition in Westminster

Versus Ford Escape

See How The Kia Sportage Compares vs The Ford Escape in Westminster, MD

If you're looking for a rugged, reliable way to get around the Westminster area, the Kia Sportage is just the thing for you. Kia's compact crossover is more than capable, and it provides a host of standard features at a competitive price. While it does face some competition from the Ford Escape, it is a one-sided rivalry. The Kia Sportage is full of extra touches that help it pull ahead of the competition; here are just a few.

Power and Performance

  • The base trim of the 2018 Kia Sportage has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The base trim of 2018 Ford Escape only gets 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Kia gives you more power right out of the gate.
  • Every trim level of the 2018 Kia Sportage can be had with front- or all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is not available on the lowest trim level of the 2018 Ford Escape.

Technology and Safety

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on every trim of the 2018 Kia Sportage. They are not available on the lowest trim of the 2018 Ford Escape.
  • Both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Ford Escape received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the Kia Sportage received five stars on its front passenger side crash rating; the Ford Escape received only four.

Available Special Options and Trim Levels

  • The 2018 Kia Sportage has available heated from seats on every trim. The base trim of 2018 Ford Escape does not have available heated front seats.
  • The 2018 Kia Sportage has a standard 5-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen on the 2018 Ford Escape costs extra.

Come See for Yourself

Although the Ford Escape is a good car, it just can't compete with Kia. Come experience the Kia difference today. If you're in the Frederick, Owings Mills, Garrison, or Eldersburg area, give us a call at (410) 7024668 to set up a test drive, or pay us a visit here in Westminster, MD to set one up in person. We can't wait to meet you.

Versus Toyota RAV4

Compare the Kia Sportage with the Toyota RAV4 in Westminster, MD

Small crossovers or SUVs are all the rage these days, and with plenty of options to choose from, you'll need to research plenty of vehicles so you can make the best decision. Here at our Westminster, MD Kia dealership serving Frederick, Owings Mills, Garrison and Eldersburg, we have a surprising choice that presents a great value and has the goods to back it up. Of course we're talking about the new Kia Sportage, a crossover that's becoming more well-known for many great reasons. Obviously we prefer any of our new Kia models over what the competition offers, but we're showing here why the Sportage is your best bet for a compact SUV.

One of the most popular compact SUVs is the new Toyota RAV4, which is what we're using for a comparison to show you why the Sportage is your best bet. Take a look at how the base level Sportage compares to the RAV4, then come over today so we can go over your new Kia leasing or financing options.

Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4 Comparison in Westminster, MD

  • The savings when you choose the Sportage over the RAV4 are considerable in terms of starting price. From there, you'll have more room in your budget to choose a higher trim level and add upgrades.
  • The Sportage adds a 10-year / 100,000-mile non-transferable powertrain warranty, which isn't included in the new RAV4.
  • Standard rear A/C in the Sportage is only found at higher levels in the RAV4, and it creates a more comfortable atmosphere for rear seat passengers during the warmest month.
  • While earning practically the same fuel efficiency ratings, the Sportage slightly outperforms the new RAV4.
  • When properly equipped, the Sportage can tow a little more than the RAV4, giving you greater versatility.


Buchanan Kia

119 Railroad Avenue
Directions Westminster, MD 21157

  • Sales: (410) 7024668
  • Service: (410) 7024842
  • Parts: (410) 7024429


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed