North Georgia Ford Compares 2020 Ford Escape VS 2020 Hyundai Kona Near Chatsworth, GA

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2020 Ford Escape

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2020 Hyundai Kona

Safety Comparison

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Escape have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Hyundai Kona doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Escape has standard Post Collision Braking, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Kona doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Escape offers an optional backup collision prevention system that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Kona doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Escape offers optional parking sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, for the Escape Titanium in front of the vehicle. The Kona doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Escape and the Kona have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

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There are almost 4 times as many Ford dealers as there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Escape’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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The Escape has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Kona doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine.

Engine Comparison

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The Escape’s standard 1.5 turbo 3-cylinder produces 34 more horsepower (181 vs. 147) and 58 lbs.-ft. more torque (190 vs. 132) than the Kona’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder. The Escape’s 1.5 turbo 3-cylinder produces 6 more horsepower (181 vs. 175) than the Kona Limited/Ultimate’s standard 1.6 turbo 4-cylinder. The Escape’s optional 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 75 more horsepower (250 vs. 175) and 85 lbs.-ft. more torque (280 vs. 195) than the Kona Limited/Ultimate’s standard 1.6 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Ford Escape turbo 3-cylinder is faster than the Hyundai Kona 2.0 4-cylinder:

Escape

Kona

Zero to 30 MPH

3.3 sec

4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.9 sec

11.1 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.2 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter Mile

16.9 sec

18.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

85 MPH

80 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Escape AWD turbo 3-cylinder gets better fuel mileage than the Kona 4x4 with its standard engine (26 city/31 hwy vs. 26 city/30 hwy).

An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Escape 1.5 Turbo’s fuel efficiency. The Kona doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Escape’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Kona doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Escape FWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Kona (14.8 vs. 13.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Escape AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Kona (15.7 vs. 13.2 gallons).

The Escape has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Kona doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the Escape’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Kona:

Escape

Kona SE

Kona 1.6T

Front Rotors

13 inches

11 inches

12 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

10.3 inches

11.2 inches

The Escape stops much shorter than the Kona:

Escape

Kona

70 to 0 MPH

162 feet

175 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

133 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Escape has larger tires than the Kona (225/65R17 vs. 205/60R16).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Escape has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Kona SE. The Escape’s optional 19-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels on the Kona Limited/Ultimate.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For superior ride and handling, the Ford Escape has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Kona 4x2 has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Escape’s wheelbase is 4.3 inches longer than on the Kona (106.7 inches vs. 102.4 inches).

The Escape’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (58% to 42%) than the Kona’s (59.4% to 40.6%). This gives the Escape more stable handling and braking.

For greater off-road capability the Escape has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Kona (7.3 vs. 6.7 inches), allowing the Escape to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

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The front grille of the Escape uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Kona doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the Escape SE AWD is quieter than the Kona SEL 4x4 (75 vs. 78 dB).

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Escape has .4 inches more front headroom, .9 inches more front legroom, 1.9 inches more front hip room, 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1.5 inches more rear headroom, 6.1 inches more rear legroom, 1.1 inches more rear hip room and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Kona.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Escape has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Kona with its rear seat up (37.5 vs. 19.2 cubic feet). The Escape has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Kona with its rear seat folded (65.4 vs. 45.8 cubic feet).

The Escape’s cargo area is larger than the Kona’s in every dimension:

Escape

Kona

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

37.8”/68.5”

28.6”/61”

Max Width

57.3”

48”

Min Width

41.4”

40”

Height

34.8”

30”

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Escape SEL/Titanium’s power liftgate can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Kona doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening liftgate.

Ergonomics Comparison

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When three different drivers share the Escape SEL/Titanium, the memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Kona doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Escape SEL/Titanium’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Kona doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Escape’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Kona has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

The Escape SEL/Titanium’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Kona SEL/Limited/Ultimate’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Escape SE/SEL/Titanium’s exterior PIN entry system. The Kona doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its Blue Link can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Escape SE/SEL/Titanium’s exterior PIN entry system. The Kona doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its Blue Link can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

The Escape’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Kona SE/SEL/Limited’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Consumer Reports rated the Escape’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Kona’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

On extremely cold winter days, the Escape SEL/Titanium’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Kona doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Escape Titanium’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Kona doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the Escape and the Kona offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Escape SE/SEL/Titanium has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Kona doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

The Escape Titanium has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Kona doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Escape Titanium’s Active Park Assist 2.0 can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Kona doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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Insurance will cost less for the Escape owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Escape with a number “5” insurance rate while the Kona is rated higher at a number “8” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Escape is less expensive to operate than the Kona because it costs $45 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Escape than the Kona, including $126 less for a water pump and $1 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

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The Ford Escape outsold the Hyundai Kona by over three to one during 2019.

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