Our team located in Pottsville, PA at Bob Weaver Auto has some insights for you about the popular comparison of the 2020 Jeep Compass and the 2020 Kia Sportage. There are many comparable features about both of these five passenger Crossovers. Starting at just more than $1,000 apart in price, with the Compass starting at $$22,280 and the Sportage starting at $23,990, it may be hard to know which compact SUV is best suited for your family. We have put together some information that we hope will get you started.
Fuel Efficiency = Compass
With a best in class 23 mpg City / 32 mpg Highway, the Compass surpasses the 23 mpg City / 30 mpg Highway that the Sportage gets.
When it comes to comfort, these vehicles do have some comparable features. However, the Compass seems to surpass the Sportage in several key areas helping to edge out its competition. The Compass comes standard with Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, whereas it’s an upgraded feature for the Sportage. Both vehicles have available, slightly varying, Panoramic Sunroofs to make every ride an enjoyable one. When it comes to seating, the Sportage has available Heated Leather Front Seats. Once again, the Compass is one step ahead of its competitor with available Heated and Ventilated Leather Front Seats, as well as an optional Heated Steering Wheel.
Convenience / Technology = Compass
With the easily adjustable cargo floor, allowing for added cargo room when needed, the Compass adds a whole new level of convenience to your packing experience, whether for a trip out of town, or simply a trip to the grocery store. The Compass also comes standard with Heated Exterior Mirrors, whereas the Sportage only has those as an available option. The Remote Vehicle Start function that is available on the Compass is not an option on the Sportage. However, the Sportage does have an available Smart Key with Push Button Start that is not offered in the Compass. The Sportage also comes standard with a Power Liftgate, whereas that is an upgraded feature on the Compass.
Both vehicles come equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibilities, and have Wireless Charging available to add. The Compass does have an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot that can connect up to eight devices that the Sportage doesn’t offer. The Compass also has an available Alpine® Premium Audio System that the available Harman Kardon® Audio System for the Sportage can’t compete with. When it comes to the enjoyment of music while in the car, the 12-Channel 506-Watt Amplifier, with nine speakers and a Dual Voice Coil 8-inch Subwoofer are sure to please even the most discerning audio critics. The more basic eight speaker sound system available on the Sportage doesn’t begin to compare to the sound quality available in the Compass.
The Compass also adds key features such as the available Vehicle Finder which gives you directions to your car so you will never worry about losing your vehicle in the parking garage. The available Send and Go™ feature adds convenience to your drive by transferring directions you have previously looked up on your phone directly to your vehicle’s GPS system for a more streamlined navigation process.
The Compass and Sportage both have the ability to tow up to 2,000 lbs., which is just about where the similarities in capability stops. The Sportage has three drive modes you can choose from; Normal, Eco and Sport, making every drive customizable.
The Compass holds true to the off-road power that Jeep® has built its name on.. With the available Jeep® Brand 4X4 system, you’ll have the right amount of traction where you need it, when you need it. You’ll also have high air intakes and special water sealing so you can conquer whatever water you face. The Jeep® 4X4 system provides superior maneuverability over its competitors and delivers better articulation of the vehicle’s suspension, allowing the wheels to move up or down at impressive angles for improved traction and better ground clearance. Where the Sportage only offers three driving modes, the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System in the Compass enables you to switch between four modes including Auto, Snow, Sand, or Mud. If you are a bit more adventurous and need even more rugged capability, Rock mode is available as apart of the Jeep® Active Drive Low 4X4 System which also includes a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range for Trail Rated® capability, Hill Descent Control which monitors throttle, speed, and braking on steep declines exclusively offered on the Trailhawk® model.
Both of these capable crossovers are equipped with an impressive array of standard and available safety features that are sure to give every driver the confidence they need on any adventure you take.
There really isn’t a question of which vehicle wins this comparison. The Jeep® Compass comes out on top in nearly every area when compared to the Sportage. Its impressive price, luxurious interior, incredible fuel efficiency, advanced convenience and safety features, and remarkable off-road adventure capability, is something you have to experience to believe. Come on in today to take your new 2020 Jeep® Compass for a test drive.