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2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Kia Sportage Review

New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$23,915 to $30,815
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$23,990 to $35,150
Invoice* $23,703 to $30,139 $23,031 to $33,569
MPG - City 22 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Compass and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Compass will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sportage. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Compass is much higher than that for the Kia Sportage.

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.

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

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.

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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Compass is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sportage.