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Old 04-08-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Actually the Sorrento is in the same class as the Hyundai Veracruz. The Kia Sportage is in the same class as the Tuscon and out of the two trucks, I would get the Sportage. The reason being is that my wife and I owned a 2006 and loved it. My friend has a 2007 and she loves hers and my mother in law has a 2006 and she loves hers also. We no longer have the Kia, but both of our friends have over 50k miles and have not had any problems with them. My mother in laws is a 4 cyl with front wheel drive and our friends is a v6 with 4 wheel drive
ah, i see. the new Sportage hasn't hit yet, however. i just googled it, it looks good.

i think the Sorento actually matches up with the Sante Fe, however. not the Veracruz. i was under the impression the Kia Borrego matches up with the Veracruz. so it goes:


Sportage - Tuscon (Kia's new model not out yet)

Sorento - Santa Fe

Borrego - Veracruz


in which case if i were in the market and could get a Santa Fe twin Sorento for the same price as a Hyundai Tuscon, again, i would have to at least take a look

new Optima and Sportage right here for those interested

http://www.kia.com/#/upcoming/?fvVeh...&fvPageID=home
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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you are correct I forgot about the Borrego and the Santa Fe - Both also really nice trucks. I havent seen the redesigned sportage yet.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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Personally I wouldn't pick either, but if I had to choose I would lean toward the Tuscon. The Escape has just never really done anything for me. The one's I would consider would be a Ford Edge, Chevy Equinox or Subaru Outback.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I would not buy a Kia. Kia has quite possibly the worst value over time. The Equinox is a good vehicle however the interest rate is at least 6.9%, that is just too much. Escape comes with 0.0% and I think the Tucson does as well. Ford Edge is a much larger vehicle, 3rd row seating. I think over the last 3 years or so Hyundai has improved their reputation greatly.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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heres the fuel comsumption of both trucks to compare they are both the V6 4x4 automatic models

2010 ford escape V6 4x4
20 mpg city
26 mpg hwy
22 mpg combined

2009 hyundai tuscon V6 4x4
18 mpg city
23 mpg hwy
20 mpg combined
thanks to http://www.fueleconomy.gov/***/sbs.htm (broken link) for the info
The 2010 Tucson doesn't offer a V6. They have a new 4.

And the mileage you quote for the Escape is wrong. Those are the figures for the 4 cylinder Escape.

The EPA mileage for the V6 4WD model is 19/25.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The Escape is based on the platform of the previous generation Mazda 6, a front wheel drive sedan, and the Tuscon is a basically a brand new platform and vehicle so the comparison is not exactly fair.

I'd give the nod to the Tuscon for practicality and value, but like all Hyundais, there will be little driving pleasure in terms of vehicle dynamics.

Forester, Outback will give you a lot more driving satisfaction and great practicality, Equinox offers great room, mileage (though all testing reveals much less than EPA estimates) and features.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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This may seem picky - but the Escape is based not on the previous gen Mazda6, but the even earlier 626. The Mazda6 was introduced in 2002 and was based on an updated 626 platform.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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This may seem picky - but the Escape is based not on the previous gen Mazda6, but the even earlier 626. The Mazda6 was introduced in 2002 and was based on an updated 626 platform.
Like I said its an old tired platform with some updating.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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All I can say is that my gf's Escape has 145,000 on it and is running strong and in great shape.

I am replacing the master cylinder tomorrow, but otherwise it impresses me, and that was a surprise since I did not trust the new Escapes when my ex and I opted for an Outback in '01. We had just had a not so great experience with a Ranger.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Honda is garbage.

Get the Hyundai or Kia. Great quality cars with the best warranty and the new designs are nice.

I like the 2011 Kia Sportage.

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