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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sportage

When comparing the Chevrolet Equinox to the Kia Sportage, The Kia Sportage has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Equinox versus the Kia Sportage, the Kia Sportage is a better car than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Kia Sportage Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Equinox ranges from $21,281 to $32,447 while a used Kia Sportage from the same model year range is priced between $20,327 to $30,991. For a new model, the Chevrolet Equinox's price is between $25,493 and $36,850, with the Kia Sportage priced between $24,665 and $35,830.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Kia Sportage Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Equinox is 7.8 out of 10 while the Kia Sportage's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Equinox being ranked 15 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Kia Sportage being ranked 10 out of 24. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Chevrolet Equinox is ranked 61 and the Kia Sportage is ranked 18.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Equinox’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Kia Sportage base engine makes 187 horsepower.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Kia Sportage has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox

2023 Kia Sportage

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,493 - $36,850

Used Asking Price:

$21,281 - $32,447

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,665 - $35,830

Used Asking Price:

$20,327 - $30,991

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

8.8 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 24
10 / 24
15 / 24
20 / 61
20 / 61
28 / 61
43 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 24
11 / 24
15 / 24
18 / 61
21 / 61
30 / 61
34 / 61

Summary Review

The Chevrolet equinox is a compact five-person SUV with a comfortable interior and a smooth ride. The current Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $28,912 and 3-year-old models averaging $21,742.

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Summary Review

The Kia Sportage is a compact sport utility vehicle and a mainstay of Kia’s model line, going through several generations prior to the current Sportage, which debuted in 2017. The Sportage is known for its sharp looks, feature-packed interior, and low cost of entry, with new models costing an average of $28,105 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,380.

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Pros and Cons

  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable and spacious interior
  • High predicted reliability

  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Only one powertrain
  • Low on cargo space

Pros and Cons

  • Smooth ride quality with a quiet interior
  • Spacious seating front and rear
  • Smart instrumentation and control layout

  • Smaller cargo capacity than many rivals
  • Acceleration can be sluggish
  • Fuel economy adequate at best

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LT, Premier, LS, RS

Trim Levels

X-Line, EX, X-Pro Prestige, SX-Prestige, LX, X-Pro, SX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.79 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

178 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 458 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Cargo Space:

29.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

39.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3274 lbs

Width:

72.6 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3373 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.5 inches

Wheelbase:

108.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17