2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee near Youngstown OH

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2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee near Youngstown OH

2021 Kia Sportage Overview

Compact crossover SUVs are the top-selling vehicles in America. They are practical, convenient, affordable and, in many cases, fun to drive. One of the models that fits that bill and then some is the Sportage from Kia. It offers a comfortable ride, a spacious cabin and what may be the most well-equipped base model in the class. The 2021 Kia Sportage is now available at our dealership serving Youngstown Akron Warren, and you can test-drive, purchase and lease it today with us. An alternative to the Sportage is the 2021 Jeep Cherokee. It is larger than most compact crossovers, but we think 2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee near Youngstown will reveal that the additional size and cost of the Jeep model is not worth it for the average consumer who shops Drive Taylor online.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sportage's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealer serving Youngstown OH

As mentioned, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is larger than the Sportage and larger than most compact crossovers. The Sportage has a 105.1-inch wheelbase and 6.4-inch minimum ground clearance. It measures 176.4 inches long, 73.0 inches wide and 64.4 inches tall. The Cherokee, on the other hand, has a 106.6-inch wheelbase and 8.7-inch minimum ground clearance. It measures 182.0 inches long, 73.2 inches wide and 66.2 inches tall. With the Kia, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, and wheel sizes as large as 19 inches are available. The Cherokee has standard 18-inch alloy wheels and offers wheel sizes as large as 20 inches. A notable addition for the Sportage is the Nightfall option, which can be paired with any available color and blacks out the wheels and various other exterior aspects.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sportage's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Kia Sportage near Youngstown OH

Both vehicles are two-row crossovers with seating for five, and while Jeep claims significantly more overall passenger volume, it is not really reflected in the details. The Sportage, for instance, offers more front headroom—39.3 vs 37.9 inches—and a tad more front legroom too: 41.5 vs 41.1 inches. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee does offer a bit more rear legroom at 40.3 inches compared to 38.2, but the Kia offers significantly more cargo capacity. The dedicated area is 30.7 cubic feet, and cargo space is 60.1 cubes with the rear seat folded. With the Cherokee, you get 25.8 cubic feet of dedicated area and 54.7 cubes when you fold the second row.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sportage's Interior

Kia Sportage Mechanical specs

Your local Kia dealership serving Youngstown Akron Warren offers the Sportage in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive at all trim levels. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. Most trims have a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated for 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The SX Turbo has a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder rated for 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. With proper equipment, the Sportage can tow as much as 2,000 pounds. The Cherokee is available with both front-wheel and four-wheel drive, and the base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 180 hp and 181 lb.-ft. You also have the option 3.2-liter V6 engine rated for 271 hp and 239 lb.-ft. With proper equipment, the Cherokee can tow up to 2,000 pounds as well.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sportage's Mechanical

Technology – 2021 Kia Sportage dealer

The Sportage is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and earned a five-star NHTSA rating. The Cherokee earned five stars as well but was not recognized by the IIHS. Kia puts an 8.0-inch touchscreen in all models. Jeep opts for a 7.0-inch touchscreen but offers an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Integrated navigation is optional with both models. Both automakers offer driver assistance technologies but Kia offers more overall, including front and rear parking sensors. In both cases, you get almost all driver assists with the up-level trim, and traffic-adaptive cruise control is offered as an individual option.

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If you are ready to test-drive the 2021 Kia Sportage, we encourage you to visit our dealership serving Youngstown Akron Warren at your earliest convenience. You can also call us if you have any questions not answered by our 2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee near Youngstown comparison. We can provide quotes and other details via email and text as well, and email is a great way for us to notify you when new specials are available. You can also shop Drive Taylor online. Our website lets you compare models, trims, options, specials and more, and if at any point you need assistance, our team is there to provide it via live chat.


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