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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Kia Sportage Review

New 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$25,840 to $34,845
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$23,990 to $35,150
Invoice* $25,651 to $34,043 $23,031 to $33,569
MPG - City 18 - 22 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Jeep Cherokee offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sportage. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Cherokee and the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
The Jeep Cherokee requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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). The Jeep Cherokee 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Kia Sportage.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is about the same width as the Kia Sportage. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jeep Cherokee, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sportage.

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

Handling
The Jeep Cherokee has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Jeep Cherokee, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Sportage. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee and the Kia Sportage. The Jeep Cherokee has less cargo space than the Kia Sportage, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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