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2022 Jeep Compass vs. 2022 Kia Sportage Review

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2022 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $26,390 to $33,210
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2022 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $24,090 to $35,250
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MPG - City 22 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.8 ft3 60.1 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 181-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 237-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 240-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 181 - 240 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 173.4 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Compass offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sportage, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Compass will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Compass as you will with the Kia Sportage, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Jeep Compass or the Kia Sportage, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass is a little wider than the Kia Sportage, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Compass takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sportage.

Handling
The Jeep Compass has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Jeep Compass, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Sportage. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Compass and the Kia Sportage.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Compass and the Kia Sportage are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Compass and the Kia Sportage. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Compass as you will in the Kia Sportage.