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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Kia Sportage Review

New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*
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$28,295 to $38,695
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$23,990 to $35,150
Invoice* $27,796 to $36,902 $23,031 to $33,569
MPG - City 17 19 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 24 - 30
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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 Wrangler offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sportage, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep Wrangler 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). Whether you pick the Jeep Wrangler or the Kia Sportage, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Wrangler is much higher than that for the Kia Sportage.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep Wrangler, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sportage.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Sportage.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has the same turning radius as the Kia Sportage, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Jeep Wrangler, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Sportage. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler greatly out-muscles the Kia Sportage.

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Kia Sportage, making the Kia Sportage the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sportage.

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