Buy a car
from the safety of your home.
Connect with our dealer and finance partners through our site and ask for details regarding their at-home car buying services.
  • Video car tours
  • E-transaction: complete paperwork online
  • Vehicle home delivery
  • Enhanced vehicle sanitization
OK

Compare 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Kia Sportage

2016 Chevrolet Equinox
2016 Kia Sportage
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.30 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 - -
Height, Overall (in)
66.30 64.4
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 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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
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
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
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
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue