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2014 Jeep Compass vs. 2014 Kia Sportage Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the Kia Sportage. 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
The Kia Sportage requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Compass, making it more convenient to drive.

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
Since the Jeep Compass is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 its lower torque engine, the Jeep Compass doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels 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
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Compass will do just as well as the Kia Sportage, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Jeep Compass has a little less horsepower than 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. The Jeep Compass has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sportage.

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

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2014 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*: $18,695 - $27,995
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2014 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,600 - $28,400
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.12% --
City MPG: 21 - 23 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 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*: $18,489 - $26,951 $20,727 - $26,504

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