When comparing the 2019 Ford Escape's and the 2019 Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Ford Escape has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2019 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Ford Escape's and the 2019 Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Ford Escape is a better car than the 2019 Hyundai KONA.
2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Pricing
A used 2019 Ford Escape ranges from $15,497 to $25,578 while a used 2019 Hyundai KONA is priced between $15,449 to $24,794.
2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Ford Escape loses 49.7 percent of its value and the 2019 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Hyundai KONA retains 6.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Ford Escape.
2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Escape is 8.3 out of 10 while the Hyundai KONA's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Ford Escape being ranked 15 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs and the Hyundai KONA being ranked 32 out of 66. Out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs, the Ford Escape is ranked 15 and the Hyundai KONA is ranked 30.
2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Escape is 8.3 out of 10. For the Hyundai KONA the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the Ford Escape an advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai KONA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Ford Escape’s base engine makes 168 horsepower, and the 2019 Hyundai KONA base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Escape is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 455 miles. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles.This gives the 2019 Hyundai KONA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 Ford Escape the advantage in maximum range. The Escape uses e85, regular unleaded, and the KONA uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Ford Escape, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Ford Escape and the 2019 Hyundai KONA have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.