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Compare 2014 Kia Sportage vs 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,218 $24,440
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $24,780 $26,085
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $30,067 $31,650
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,880 $26,190
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,443 $27,835
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,730 $33,400
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With up to 260 horsepower on tap and styling that's suitably athletic, the 2014 Kia Sportage shows that practical compact crossover wagons don't need to be so stodgy. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is every bit as solid, spacious, and well-equipped as cost-conscious families could expect -- and far more quiet and refined than many other models without a luxury badge.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.30
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100 99.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.20
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.60
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 39.90
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.90
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 51.10
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.80
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.20
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 66.30
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 112.50
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 72.50
Track Width, Front (in) 63.3 62.90
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 6.90
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 187.80
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - 28.80
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 28.80
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 46.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.6 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 26.1 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 31.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 11.9 x 0.78
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 40.0
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Front Tire Size P225/60HR17 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR17 P225/65R17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3280 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 (Est) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 (Est) 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6.0 (Est) 6 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 (Est) 7.1
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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