Kia Sportage is one of the most noticeable compact SUVs. It is available in three trim levels: LX, SX, and EX. The car has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine across all three trim levels. The 2.0-Liter engines can produce a horsepower of 164, and the 2.4-liter can do a horsepower of 177. The former has a torque of 178, and the latter’s torque is 185.
Both engines have been given direct injection technology to improve fuel economy. The engines are gas-powered with an average basic warranty of 5 years/ 60000 miles. In addition, Kia Sportage has a Front wheel drivetrain with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. With a towing capacity of 1653 lbs, the car has a luggage space of 39.6 to 74.1 cubic feet. It can comfortably hold five passengers in its two-seat rows. In this article, we shall discuss cars with similar characteristics to the Kia Sportage.
10. Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox is at the same market wavelength as Kia Sportage. It is also a small compact crossover SUV, and it can comfortably host five passengers, but with further configurations, it can host two more passengers. Both cars have 17-inch alloy wheels and LED lighting around their grilles in terms of design and styling features. You can get the Equinox at the front or all-wheel drivetrains. The Equinox is currently retailing at $26,300 to $33,100. Regarding fuel consumption, it has an mpg of 25-26 in the city and 30-31 on the highway. The relatively smaller size of the Equinox gives it a cargo size of 63.9 cubic feet.
A 6-speed automatic transmission system powers the drivetrain. The car enjoys a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with an ability to produce a horsepower of 170. The Equinox is relatively shorter in length, measuring 183.1 inches and 72.6 inches as the exterior width. Like the Kia Sportage, it has two rows with a leg room measuring 40.9 inches at the front and 39.9 inches at the rear, while the headroom is 40.0 inches at the front and 38.5 inches at the rear. According to the Autoevolution, the car has won several awards, among them the Today Crossover Award.
9. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Although some differences exist between the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Kia Sportage, the cars have some defining similar features. Their towing capacities are almost the same, 1500 versus the 200 pounds for the Kia Sportage. At first glance, you should be able to notice their resemblance in their slightly flared wheel arches and small windows. Their starting price is almost the same as the Mitsubishi Outlander rating at $26,095 ($25,990 for the Kia Sportage), but the Outlander has a slightly lower capping price of $35,345.
On the highway, it has a fuel consumption of 30-31 mpg, while in the city, it has 24 mpg. The cargo size of the Outlander is 78.3-79.7 cubic feet. Their engines are almost the same, with the Outlander having a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a horsepower of 181. Outlander also comes with four front-wheel drivetrains with continuously variable resistance. In addition, the passenger capacity of Outlander is relatively high, doing 7 passengers comfortably.
8. Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester has a more rugged appearance and a more starting price than the Kia Sportage. However, both have more standard features and offer similar security features. Although they may have some differences, the similarities are striking. They both share a four-wheel and front-wheel drivetrain. Their engines are turbocharged, with the Forester having a 2-liter engine that can produce a horsepower of 250 and 258 pout -feet of torque. The two cars have automatic transmissions, whereas a good mechanic can change the one for the Subaru Forester to a manual one.
The market price of the Subaru Forester is $25,395 to $27,678. On fuel consumption, the Forester can comfortably do 25-26 mpg and 28-33 mpg in the city. Its cargo capacity is almost the same as the Sportage’s, ranging from 69.1 to 74.2 cubic feet. With much care, it can tow 1500-3000 lbs. Subaru Forester is 182.77 inches in exterior length and 71.5-72.2 inches in exterior width. The Legroom of the Forester is 43.3 inches at the front, and 39.4 inches at the rear, whereas the headroom is 40.2 to 41.2 inches at the front and 37.6-39.6 inches at the rear.
7. Jeep Compass
Just like the Kia Sportage, Jeep Compass is another compact car. The car has a sportier look than the Kia Sportage. The car’s roofing is sloping and has an AGGRESSIVE END. The fuel consumption is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 30-31 mph on the highway. It has a smaller cargo space of 59.8 cubic feet. In addition, the car has two rows which can comfortably accommodate five people.
The Jeep Compass has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a horsepower of 177. The car has a 6- & a 9-speed automatic transmission to power the four-wheel or front-wheel drivetrain. Its towing capacity is 2000 lbs and measures 173.5 inches long and 73.8 inches in width. Among the entertainment features, they share Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, and air conditioning, though the Kia Sportage has more features. The car’s market price ranges from $26,885 to $34,210.
6. Buick Envision
There are several similarities between the Buick Envision and the Kia Sportage. According to Cars.com, both cars have four doors, can host five passengers, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gasoline engine but the one for the Buick Envision has a higher horsepower of 228, a combined mpg of 26 and a front wheel drivetrain. By size, the Buick Envision is 182.5 inches and 64.6 inches in height. The car’s EPA Classification is FWD Sport Utility Vehicle with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Comparative analysis of the market prices reveals that they both have an original price starting at around $30,000. In most cases, you shall find that the Buick Envision has a lower average basic warranty for three years/ 36,000 miles. The turning circle of the Envision is 38 feet, 3.2 feet less than that of the 20222 Kia Sportage. The cargo capacity of the Buick Envision is 25.2 to 52.7 inches. The Kia Sportage is 150 to 400 pounds less compared to the Buick Escape in weight.
5. Ford Escape
The Ford Escape is a five-seater utility car similar to the Kia Sportage. It consumes more fuel because the city has an mpg of 22-44. On the highway, the mpg is 31-37. The car’s cargo capacity ranges from 60.8 to 65.5 cubic feet, depending on whether you have folded the seats. The Ford Escape comes in different engine forms: a 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine, a 200-hp, 2.50-liter, 4-cylinder engine, and a 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder engine. Like the Kia Sportage, the Ford Escape has an 8-speed automatic transmission to power its all-wheel or front-wheel drivetrain. The car has a towing capacity of 1500-3500 lbs. depending on the engine type and model. Its exterior length is 180.5-181.3 inches, and the exterior width is usually 74.1 inches. The market price of the Ford Escape is $27,185 to $37,305.
4. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
There are several ways in which the Mitsubishi Eclipse is similar to the Kia Sportage. Foremost, their initial prices are almost the same, with both costing around $25,000 when they are fully loaded. However, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes in a different version that will likely cost more than the Kia Sportage and retails at $27,995. The fuel consumption of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is 25 – 26 mpg in the city and 26-29 mpg on the highway. In addition, both cars have two rows which can host five passengers comfortably.
The Cross enjoys a continuously variable transmission that powers its models, which can be four-wheel or front-wheel drivetrains. Even though both have the same engine, the one for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a lower horsepower of 152. Its towing is slightly lower than the Sportage at 1500 lbs. It is generally smaller in size, and that’s why you will find that it has a lower cargo capacity of 50.1 cubic feet. The two rows measure 40.9 inches at the front of the leg room and 35.3 inches at the rear. In addition, it has headroom of 39.5 inches at the front and 37.3 inches at the rear. It’s one of the Kia Sportage comparable, which might look smaller but still cost more.
3. Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is another compact SUV that is available in both two-door and four-door models, and it was introduced in the market in 1984. The fuel consumption of the Jeep is rated at 18- 22 mpg in the city and 240- 31 mpg on the highway. The car has a cargo capacity of 564.7 cubic feet when the seats are folded. Though it shares the 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with the Kia Sportage, it has two other versions: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a horsepower of 270 and a 3.2-liter V6 cylinder engine with a horsepower of 271.
The car has a towing capacity of up to 2000 lbs. Depending on the model, the exterior length measures 182.9-183.1 inches, and the exterior width of 73.2-74.9 inches. In addition, the car has leg room which is 41.1 inches at the front and at the rear is 40.3 inches. The Cherokee’s headroom measures 37.9- 39.4 inches at the front and 38.5 inches at the rear. All the engines are gasoline powered via direct injection. The 2022 Jeep Cherokee has a 9-speed automatic transmission that can power both the front wheel and four-wheel drivetrains. The market price of the Jeep Cherokee is $29,995 to $39,345.
2. Volkswagen Tiguan
The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the top-rated cars with striking similarities with the Kia Sportage. They are both Mid-sized crossover SUVs that have infotainment systems that are the same. They have been fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in addition to a panoramic sunroof. The Tiguan hosts between 5-7 passengers, rated at 21-23 mpg in the city and 28-30 mpg on a highway. It has a slightly higher cargo capacity of 65.3 to 73.4 cubic feet depending on whether the seats are folded. Tiguan’s engine is a 2.09-liter four-cylinder that can produce a horsepower of 184.
Like the Kia Sportage, it is available in all-wheel and front-wheel drivetrains and 8-speed automatic transmission. Its exterior length and width are slightly higher than those of the Sportage at 186.1 and 72.4 inches. The legroom of a Volkswagen Tiguan is 40.2 inches at the front and 36.6 to 38.7 inches at the rear. It also enjoys a headroom of 39.2- 39.6 inches at the front and 37.7 -39.1 inches at the rear. The Tiguan can go 0 to 60 mph with a good driver in 8 seconds. The average market price of the Tiguan is $26,490 to $37,320.
1. Nissan Rogue
The Nissan Rogue has a striking resemblance to the Kia Sportage. It has a seating capacity of 5 passengers and a towing capacity slightly lower than that of the Sportage of 1500 Lbs. The car is available in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drivetrains, and they have seven-inch touch screens with Android Auto and Apple car play smartphone compatibility. Their engines are four-cylinder engines, with the one for Rogue having a higher horsepower of 170.
In addition, it has a variable automatic transmission and sport and eco drive modes. The exterior length and width are 178.3 and 72.4 inches, respectively. Like the Kia Sportage, it has two rows with leg room which is 41.5 inches at the front and 38.5 inches at the rear. The headroom of the car has a front which measures 39.2-41.1 inches, and the rear is 237.8-43.3 inches. According to the Car news, Nisan Rogue retails from $27,150 to $38,430.