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KIA SPORTAGE VS JEEP COMPASS

More and more drivers are looking to on-road companions to help them with errands and road trips. If you need a set of wheels that won't stop in the face of rough weather, you can look to the Kia Sportage or the Jeep Compass.

These are both well suited for navigating slippery surfaces, like snow or rain-slicked streets, but which of these models is the right fit for you?

At Feldman Kia, we want to help you decide which set of wheels you can count on for all your drives around the Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan, areas. Keep reading our comparison to discover your next ride.

KIA SPORTAGE VS JEEP COMPASS: ENGINE OPTIONS


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If you do a lot of highway driving, you'll want a model with a robust powertrain to help you accelerate with ease. With the Jeep Compass, you'll only have a standard 2.4-liter Tigershark® I-4 engine. This powertrain generates up to 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.

If you want even more power behind the wheel, though, you can look to the Kia Sportage. That's because this Kia vehicle comes standard with a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. With it, you'll be able to generate up to 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque using this powertrain.

KIA SPORTAGE VS JEEP COMPASS: ACTIVE SAFETY SYSTEMS


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If you're looking for a ride prepared for the busiest roads, you'll want to have active safety systems on your side. Inside the Kia Sportage and the Jeep Compass, you'll have access to all sorts of safety features, including:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist

One feature the Kia Sportage brings to the table that you won't find with the Jeep Compass is Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert.

This standard system on the Sportage can warn you when you're starting to show signs of drowsy or distracted driving with a notification urging you to take a break. This is a very helpful system on long drives to make sure you don't push yourself beyond your limit.

KIA SPORTAGE VS JEEP COMPASS: INTERIOR DIMENSIONS


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When you're gearing up for a big trip with the family, you'll want to make sure you have plenty of cargo room for everyone's luggage. With the Jeep Compass, you'll have up to 27.2 cubic feet of space with the back seats upright. Once you fold down the back seats, you'll expand your cargo volume up to 59.8 cubic feet.

The Kia Sportage makes loading cargo a bit easier with up to 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space when the back seats are upright. Once you fold down the back seats, you'll be working with a cargo volume of 74.1 cubic feet. Not only will you have significantly more space behind the second row of seats, but you'll also have a bit more room once those seats go down as well.

KIA SPORTAGE VS JEEP COMPASS: VERDICT


We're sure many Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, drivers will be impressed by what the Kia Sportage and the Jeep Compass have to offer. However, when it comes to sheer versatility, the Kia Sportage offers more of the power and utility you'll need.

If you're ready to take a closer look at the Kia Sportage, schedule a test drive with us at Feldman Kia today!