2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Jeep Compass: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Jeep Compass Review

New 2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia
Sportage

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New 2020 Jeep Compass

2020 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,090
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$22,280 to $30,130
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,510 $22,112 to $29,458
MPG - City 19 - 23 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Kia Sportage offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Compass, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage and the Jeep Compass.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage as you will with the Jeep Compass, 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). The Kia Sportage is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Compass. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Sportage carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is a little narrower than the Jeep Compass, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Compass.

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

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Compass, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and the Jeep Compass.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sportage than that of the Jeep Compass.