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2023 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2023 Kia Sportage Review

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2023 Ford
Bronco Sport

MSRP*: $29,215 to $44,655
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage

2023 Kia
Sportage

MSRP*: $26,290 to $37,090
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 28 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.6 - 65.2 ft3 74.1 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 187 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 2,200 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 172.7 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Head Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.0 - 39.4 in

*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 Ford Bronco Sport offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sportage, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Bronco Sport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Bronco Sport 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). The Ford Bronco Sport is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sportage.

Dimensions
The Ford Bronco Sport 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. If you go with the Ford Bronco Sport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sportage.

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

Performance
With the Ford Bronco Sport, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Sportage. The Ford Bronco Sport has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sportage.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Bronco Sport transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sportage.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Bronco Sport and the Kia Sportage. The Ford Bronco Sport has less cargo space than the Kia Sportage, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.