Shopping for a new SUV? Not sure if you should buy a new Jeep Compass or Kia Sportage? What if we told you that we could help you narrow down your options? That's right. We have put together a side by side Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage comparison review below. Ultimately, this online car buying guide will help you figure out which SUV is the best for you? We will also give you an opportunity to take the new Jeep Compass for a spin. Sound interesting? If so, keep reading. 

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Jeep Compass 


Kia Sportage

2.4L Tigershark Engine 
2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
6-speed automatic
6-speed automatic 
180 Horsepower
181 Horsepower
175 LB-FT
175 LB.-FT.
2,000 lbs.
Towing Capacity  
2,000 lbs.
13.5 gallons
Fuel Tank
16.4 gallons
Front-Wheel Drive System
4x4 Drive System
Not Available 
Not Available
All-Wheel Drive System
Selec-Terrain System
Not Available
Model Trims

Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage Model Trims

When it comes down to the Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage, the Compass offers more model trims. To be clear, the Jeep Compass comes available with eight different model trim levels including- Sport  Latitude Upland, Altitude, Trailhawk, Limited, High Altitude, and Sun & Wheels. The Jeep Compass also comes available with two of the Best-in-Class 4x4 Drive Systems. On top of that, the Jeep Compass SUV also comes  available with a 20:1 crawl  and low range Trail Rated Capability. So, what does this mean for you? It's simple. The new Jeep Compass  comes available with everything you need to take your next adventure to a whole new level.

On the other hand, the Kia Sportage only comes available with four-different model trims. And to make matters even worst, the Kia Sportage only offers an AWD System. Which means, this vehicles doesn't give you the same off-road driving experience as the new Jeep Compass. But for what it's worth, the new Kia Sportage does come available with it's own list of appealing features However, it doesn't measure up the power and capability of the new Jeep Compass.

So, which SUV woul you rather drive? Not sure? Let's take a closer look.

Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage Exterior Features 

As far as the exterior goes, the Jeep Compass and the Kia Sportage both share semi-similar features. The only difference  is that the new Jeep Compass takes everything  that's ordinary on the Kia Sportage and makes it look extraordinary. Trust us. You're going to love how the new Jeep Compass stands out on and off road. 

The 18-inch  wheels wrapped in all season tires, give  the Jeep Compass a bold rugged attitude. You're also going to appreciate the new Halogen Quad Headlamps, and the  deep tint sunscreen glass. Not to mention, this vehicle also comes standard with rear window defrosters, power adjustable mirrors, and incandescent taillamps. 

And if you're still looking for more exterior SUV features, the new  Compass Jeep SUV also comes available with rock solid transfer case, tow hooks, a power liftgate,  power heated side mirrors, and black hood decals. And that's just the beginning. If you want to see what else the new Jeep Compass exterior has in store for you, make your way down to our local SUV dealer near Chicago.

Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage Interior

As far as the interior goes, the new Jeep Compass is the winner. Inside, the new Compass comes available  with more features and versatility. You'll also be glad to know that the new Jeep Compass comes standard with plenty of room and comfort. From front to back, this vehicle is designed to help you maximize your driving experience.

The new Jeep Compass interior features include heated front seats, leather trim bucket seats, an 8-way adjustable power drive seat with a 6-way manual passenger seat. As if that's not enough, the Jeep Compass also comes available with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto. Completed with Hands-Free Bluetooth Streaming, GPS Navigation, and a new audio system, the Jeep Compass is fun for everyone.

On the other hand, the new Kia Sportage also comes standard with a wide range of features and capabilities. However, it does give you the same premium driving experience as the Jeep Compass. Which, you'll miss out on the opportunity to experience all of your favorite features.  Do you really want to settle for less? If  not, come check out the new Jeep Compass for sale near Chicago, today.

Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage Safety Features

If you're looking for reliable SUV with more safety and security features, the new Jeep Compass and the Kia Sportage are both great choices. However, the new Jeep Compass comes standard with 4x4 off-road handling capabilities. As a result, the new Jeep Compass is tough enough to protect you and your family on and off-road. Chances are, if you're caught in a Chicago snow storm, you're going to need a new Jeep Compass to help you reach your next destination. Aside from having the Best-in-Class 4x4 drive system, the Jeep Compass safety features also include:

  • 4-Wheel Disc Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Advanced Multistage Air Bags
  • All-Speed Traction Control
  • Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection
  • Center Rear 3-Point Seat Belt
  • Driver Inflatable Knee Bolster Airbag
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
  • Hill Descent Control
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning
  • ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
  • ParkView Rear Backup Camera

Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage? Which is Better?

Now that you have read about all of the advantages that the new Jeep Compass has over the new Kia Sportage, it's time to come experience them first-hand. Make your way down to our local River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. Our  Jeep customer service representatives are ready to help you with any questions or concerns  that you have about the new Jeep Compass vs. Kia Sportage. We would also like to give you an opportunity to take the new Jeep Compass for a spin.

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