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Kia Sportage vs. Jaguar E-PACE

When we compare the Kia Sportage to the Jaguar E-PACE, 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, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Jaguar E-PACE has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Sportage versus the Jaguar E-PACE, the Kia Sportage is a better car than the Jaguar E-PACE.

Kia Sportage versus Jaguar E-PACE Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Sportage ranges from $18,884 to $29,861 while a used Jaguar E-PACE from the same model year range is priced between $29,823 to $41,995. For a new model, the Kia Sportage's price is between $29,437 and $39,961, with the Jaguar E-PACE priced between $50,708 and $58,808.

Kia Sportage versus Jaguar E-PACE Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Sportage is 8.1 out of 10 while the Jaguar E-PACE's quality rating is 7.3 out of 10. This results in the Kia Sportage being ranked 9 out of 14 Best Small SUVs for the Money and the Jaguar E-PACE being ranked 5 out of 12 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Sportage’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Jaguar E-PACE base engine makes 246 horsepower. The Sportage is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 458 miles. The E-PACE is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 460 miles. The Sportage uses regular unleaded, and the E-PACE uses premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Kia Sportage has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Jaguar E-PACE has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Kia Sportage has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Sportage has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Kia Sportage

2023 Jaguar E-PACE

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,437 - $39,961

Used Asking Price:

$18,884 - $29,861

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$50,708 - $58,808

Used Asking Price:

$29,823 - $41,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.3 / 10

Reliability:

6.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 14
10 / 24
11 / 24
15 / 24
16 / 28
18 / 61
21 / 61
30 / 61
34 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 12
5 / 12
24 / 67
30 / 67

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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Summary Review

Not yet available

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

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

P250 SE

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

246 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

269 foot-lbs @ 1300 rpm

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

0.063 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

354 / 460 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

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:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Cargo Space:

22.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

49.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3925 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

64.9 inches

Length:

173 inches

Wheelbase:

105.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19