2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee

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When it comes to the compact crossover market, drivers can find a multitude of models that offer attractive fuel economy, size and performance. How can they decide what vehicle is right for them? In this 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee comparison, we are going to look at two models who are neck and neck right down the line. However, time and again the 2019 Kia Sportage offers a slight advantage over its Jeep competitor.

First of all, the 2019 Kia Sportage starts with a lower starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, while still offering a slight advantage in base engine output. Both the 2019 Sportage and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee also come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but  the Kia crossover offers one more horsepower and four more pound-feet of torque. These may be small advantages, but they do show the quality and competitiveness that the Sportage can bring to the road.

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2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee
$23,750 Starting MSRP $24,545
23/30 mpg Mileage (City/Highway) 22/31 mpg
181 hp, 175 lb-ft Base Engine Output 180 hp, 171 lb-ft
60.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 54.9 cubic feet

Safety Features and Cargo Space in the 2019 Sportage

In this 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee comparison, the Kia crossover also has an advantage when it comes to cargo space. While both models have five-passenger seating, the 2019 Kia Sportage can offer up to 60.1 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seat folded down, while the 2019 Jeep Cherokee tops out at 54.9 cubic feet.

Both of these models are also available with a plethora of driver assistance features. Advantages like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning come standard on the SX trim and are available on the EX trim of the 2019 Kia Sportage. Blind-Spot Detection comes standard on EX and above. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is available with many of these features with add-on packages.

Would you like to learn more about the 2019 Kia Sportage near Pensacola FL today? Reach out to a representative at Team Gunther Kia to find out more or even schedule your test drive in advance.


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touchscreen of the 2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Kia Sportage front seats and dashboard
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