Compare 2016 Kia Sportage vs 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Kia Sportage
2016 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,253 $22,150
AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,678 $23,650
FWD 4-Door EX 21 28 $24,205 $25,350
AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $25,630 $26,850
FWD 4-Door SX 20 26 $28,206 $29,990
AWD 4-Door SX 19 25 $29,631 $31,490
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FWD 4-Door L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L 22 32 $22,487 $22,600
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $24,139 $25,410
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $25,317 $26,650
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $25,802 $27,160
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,980 $28,400
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $28,443 $29,940
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $30,105 $31,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,253
$22,487
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,150
$22,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$377 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has one of the most spacious, quiet, and versatile interiors among smaller crossovers, and it loads on the value.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 66.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.10
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
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 112.50
Length, Overall (in)
- 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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 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)
200 150
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 3764
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
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)
3.06 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Chevrolet Equinox
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 6.8
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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