2016 Kia Sportage vs. Its Competition

2015 Kia Sportage
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The turbocharged engine may sound like fun, but for the best balance of equipment and price, look at the mid-level EX trim.

2015 Kia Sportage2016 Kia Sportage
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2016 Chevrolet Equinox2016 Chevrolet Equinox
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2016 Ford Escape2016 Ford Escape
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2016 Honda CR-V2016 Honda CR-V
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2016 Hyundai Tucson2016 Hyundai Tucson
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2016 Nissan Rogue2016 Nissan Rogue
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Quick Specs
7.4
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.
7.8
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has one of the most spacious, quiet, and versatile interiors among smaller crossovers, and it loads on the value.
7.8
The 2016 Ford Escape gives up a little comfort and utility in its quest to be the most exciting crossover SUV to drive.
8.0
The 2016 Honda CR-V has its priorities in the right place, with lots of space and features—but performance takes a back seat.
8.0
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson caters to drivers that put styling and features at the top of their crossover-SUV wish list.
7.6
The 2016 Nissan Rogue offers excellent fuel economy, an upscale interior, and a smooth, but uninspired ride. The available third-row seat is too small for most buyers.
MSRP From     
$22,150$22,600$23,590$23,845$22,700$23,330
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door LFWD 4-Door S2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door SEFWD 4-Door S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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