2017 Kia Sportage vs. Its Competition

2017 Kia Sportage
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Go for the Sportage EX and its Technology Package if you want all the best active-safety gear, yet still a very affordable price.

2017 Kia Sportage2017 Kia Sportage
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2017 Ford Escape2017 Ford Escape
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2017 Honda CR-V Touring 2017 Honda CR-V
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2017 Hyundai Tucson2017 Hyundai Tucson
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2017 Nissan Juke2017 Nissan Juke
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2017 Toyota RAV42017 Toyota RAV4
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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on.
6.3
The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive.
7.8
It's hard to imagine a compact crossover better aligned with the needs of most buyers than the 2017 Honda CR-V.
7.0
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson doesn't live on the cutting edge, but it's an attractive, economical crossover SUV that's worth a spot on your shopping list.
5.0
The 2017 Nissan Juke is best considered as the sportiest pick among subcompact crossovers, but it does come at a price.
7.3
There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
MSRP From     
$23,200$23,750$24,045$22,700$20,250$24,410
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
LX FWDS FWDLX 2WDSE FWDFWD SLE FWD (GS)
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 UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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