Compare 2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Kia Sportage
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass Altitude 4x4 22 30 $24,899 $25,345
Compass Altitude FWD 22 31 $24,899 $25,345
Compass High Altitude 4x4 22 30 $29,223 $29,945
Compass High Altitude FWD 22 31 $27,813 $28,445
Compass Latitude 4x4 22 31 $24,899 $25,345
Compass Latitude FWD 22 31 $24,899 $25,345
Compass Latitude w/Sun/Wheel Pkg FWD 22 31 $24,899 $25,345
Compass Limited 4x4 22 30 $29,223 $29,945
Compass Limited FWD 22 31 $27,813 $28,445
Compass Sport 4x4 22 31 $23,372 $23,595
Compass Sport FWD 23 32 $21,955 $22,095
Compass Trailhawk 4x4 22 30 $28,753 $29,445
Compass Upland Edition 4x4 22 30 $23,372 $23,595
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $26,718 $28,100
Sportage EX FWD 22 29 $25,270 $26,600
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $24,248 $25,250
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $22,800 $23,750
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 20 23 $32,893 $34,600
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 21 26 $31,446 $33,100

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,899
$26,718

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,345
$28,100

Monthly Payment Estimate

$422 / month
$468 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.2
6.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Jeep Compass stays true to the brand’s off-road formula, but bends toward usability rather than capability. The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 55.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.6 98.6

Front Leg Room (in)

41.8 41.5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.1 54.3

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 38.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 39.3

Second Hip Room (in)

49.2 51.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.7 57.1

Second Head Room (in)

38.5 39.1

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

64.8 65.2

Liftover Height (in)

29.7 -

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.3 64

Wheelbase (in)

103.8 105.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.8 73

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 63.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.2 6.8

Length, Overall (in)

173 176.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

27.2 30.7

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

38.1 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

27.2 30.7

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

42.1 -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

27.2 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

59.8 60.1

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11.9

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 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 12

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)

13.5 16.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.3 34.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/55HR18 P235/55HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TWL NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55HR18 P235/55HR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TWL NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 1650

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 1650

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 1650

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 165

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 165

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3327 3448

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

175 @ 3900 175 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

EDE NA

Displacement

2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

180 @ 6400 181 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 21

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.73 3.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.80

Trans Type

9 6

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 -

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.81 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 2.64

Trans Order Code

DFH NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.38 1.39

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 0.77

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.21

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Compass Kia Sportage

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

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

7.0 7.7

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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