2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Kia Sportage


2016 Chevrolet Trax

$21,468 at Yonkers Kia Price Starts at $24,565 (The Competition)
2,000 Base Towing Capacity (Pounds) 1,500
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? TBA (Top Safety Pick in 2016)
10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper
34.8 Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (Feet) 40.0

There are a lot of expectations from the Kia Sportage and the Chevrolet Equinox. The latest version of both cars promises redesign and new features. The cars fall in the small SUV segment so if you are looking for a capacious family friendly vehicle you can consider either of these cars. Both cars can accommodate five people, and you would want to compare their features and other factors to check if the cars are right for your requirements.


Both cars are fitted with six-speed automatic transmission. The cars also come with 2.4-liter engines. In terms of engine output, the difference between the two cars is not much. The cars also offer plenty of torque, although the Kia Sportage is slightly ahead. The Equinox offers better mileage than Kia Sportage. If you are looking for a vehicle that can carry you long distances without needing to be often refueled, Sportage could be the better option. The Kia Sportage also offers faster acceleration so if you like to have a responsive car this is the right choice. There are other features that you can expect should you buy either the Kia Sportage or the Chevrolet Equinox. Both cars carry front wheel drive. The Kia Sportage can also haul heavier trailers, with 2,000 lbs capacity against the 1,500 lbs offered by the Equinox. Thanks to a smaller turn radius, you would find it easier to handle the Sportage in crowded locations.


The Kia Sportage comes with more color options. You can choose interiors in black or gray, while the Chevrolet Equinox comes with black interiors. The Sportage is the winner in terms of features. The car offers remote start, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and power operated seats. The Equinox lacks these features, except the power, operated seats. The Equinox offers more head room at the front, while the Sportage comes with plenty of leg room for the front seats.


If you are looking for more color options, the Kia Sportage is the better car. It comes in color choices ranging from black and white to red, silver, blue, and copper. The color choices for the Equinox are much fewer, ranging from silver to white.

In terms of price, both vehicles are evenly arranged. This makes the Kia Sportage the right car for your driving needs. The Kia Sportage also offers plenty of other things to look forward to, such as a long warranty. At the Yonkers Kia, you can test drive the Kia Sportage and find suitable car loans for purchasing the car.


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