2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

If you’re shopping for a small SUV, the market is ripe for the picking with endless efficient options that are sure to provide an excellent return for your investment. But if you want the best of the best, you want a Ford. Join us as we test the automaker’s industry dominance when we stack the 2020 Ford Escape against the 2020 Hyundai Kona in this compact SUV comparison.

The 2020 Ford Escape may land higher in starting price, but a roster of excellent EcoBoost engines and plenty of interior space makes the extra cost well worth your time. Check out the comparison table provided for more specifics.

2020 Ford Escape


2020 Hyundai Kona

$24,885 Starting MSRP $20,300
1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-3 Base Engine 2.0-liter inline-4
181 horsepower Horsepower 147 horsepower
37.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 19.2 cubic feet

Advantages of the 2020 Ford Escape SUV

On Escape S, SE and SEL trims, a 181-horsepower, 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard along with a cylinder-deactivation system that automatically shuts down one cylinder when cruising to conserve fuel. Escape SEL and Titanium models are available with an exceptional 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. It’s also worth mentioning that the 2020 Ford Escape can tow up to 2,000 lbs. Towing is not recommended with the 2020 Hyundai Kona.

Both the Escape and the Kona have standard crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and driver alert monitors. But only the 2020 Ford Escape tops the list off with standard post collision braking, an optional backup collision prevention system and optional parking sensors.

Interested in the 2020 Ford Escape compact SUV? Drivers in the Atlanta area can find it here at Akins Ford in Winder, GA! Reach out to an Akins dealership representative for your personalized consultation, or schedule your test drive appointment with us today!