2022 Kia Sportage vs. Its Competition

2022 Kia Sportage
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Sportage competes against other mega-selling compact crossovers from Honda and Toyota that are more spacious and perhaps a little more stylish—and offer better fuel economy with hybrid versions.

The new Hyundai Tucson makes big gains in size and efficiency with its hybrid edition, and the origami look’s a showstopper.

The Ford Escape offers a hybrid powertrain too, but it steers more toward on-road comfort than the bunch.

The Rogue’s been revived with a new design, but crash-test scores have been a concern.

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The 2022 Kia Sportage ushers in another year of good looks and great standard features in base models, while fuel economy in pricey turbo editions give us pause.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects.
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The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo.
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The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
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The 2021 Nissan Rogue nudges its way upstream with a more refined ride and more standard features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
$24,090$24,950$25,555$25,350$25,850$26,250
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
LX FWDSE FWDS FWDLX 2WDFWD SLE FWD (SE)
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/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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