Compare 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Kia Sportage

2016 Chevrolet Equinox
2016 Kia Sportage
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $25,802 $27,160
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,980 $28,400
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $30,105 $31,690
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 22 32 $22,487 $22,600
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $24,139 $25,410
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $25,317 $26,650
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $28,443 $29,940
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AWD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $25,630 $26,850
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,678 $23,650
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 25 $29,631 $31,490
Sportage FWD 4-Door EX 21 28 $24,205 $25,350
Sportage FWD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,253 $22,150
Sportage FWD 4-Door SX 20 26 $28,206 $29,990

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,802
$25,630

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,160
$26,850

Monthly Payment Estimate

$453 / month
$448 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has one of the most spacious, quiet, and versatile interiors among smaller crossovers, and it loads on the value. The 2016 Kia Sportage offers good looks, a quality interior, and the fun of available turbocharged power, but it is small inside and it's falling behind in safety ratings.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.30 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.20 41.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.7 100

Front Hip Room (in)

54.60 53.7

Second Leg Room (in)

39.90 37.9

Front Head Room (in)

40.90 39.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.10 49.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.80 56.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.20 38.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

66.30 64.4

Liftover Height (in)

28.80 -

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.10 62.9

Wheelbase (in)

112.50 103.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

28.80 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.50 73

Track Width, Front (in)

62.90 63.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.90 6.8

Length, Overall (in)

187.80 174.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 31.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

31.5 26.1

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 46.4

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 30.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

63.7 54.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA 26.1

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 x 0.78 11.2

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 x 1.18 11.8

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.8 15.3

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.46 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

18.1 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.0 34.7

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QYZ NA

Spare Tire Order Code

N/A NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65R17 P235/55HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

QYZ NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65R17 P235/55HR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 200

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3926 3426

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 18 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 18 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.9 -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 110

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

525 600

Engine

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

172 @ 4900 177 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LEA NA

Displacement

2.4/145 2.4 L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

182 @ 6700 182 @ 6000

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 19

Transmission

Trans Order Code

MX0 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.53 3.19

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.21

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.80

Trans Type

6 6

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.64

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Equinox Kia Sportage

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 8.0 (Est)

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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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