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2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2014 Kia Sportage Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Kia Sportage. The Chevrolet Equinox offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage.

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 Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is about the same width as the Kia Sportage. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Sportage.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sportage is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox greatly out-muscles the Kia Sportage.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Kia Sportage. The Chevrolet Equinox has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sportage.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sportage.

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2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670

2014 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $28,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 24 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,294 - $31,987 $20,727 - $26,504

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