Compare 2014 Kia Sportage vs 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

2014 Kia Sportage
2014 Chevrolet Equinox
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,880 $26,190
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $26,443 $27,835
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $28,219 $29,705
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,730 $33,400
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,218 $24,440
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $24,780 $26,085
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $26,557 $27,955
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $30,067 $31,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,550
$24,880
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$26,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
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
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.20
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.30
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 Volume (ft³)
100 99.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.90
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.10
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.80
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.3 62.90
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 6.90
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 112.50
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.10
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.50
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 28.80
Length, Overall (in)
- 187.80
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.80
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 31.5
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 40.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYZ
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYZ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3280 3926
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 525
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (Est) 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.53
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) 5 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 8.9
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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