2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Kia Sportage
Compact crossover SUVs like the Jeep Compass have a lot of competition to fight in its specialized corner of the automotive industry. A comparison of the 2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Kia Sportage certainly demonstrates several common threads, especially in terms of performance and interior cargo volume. However, potential owners of the 2019 Jeep Compass who do their shopping at Billion Auto Group will be able to find a key important difference between the two compact crossover SUVs when the 2019 Compass gets off the pavement. Jeep has shuffled the available feature lineup of the 2019 Compass for the new model year, making more equipment and technology available across a wider swath of the vehicle’s trim ladder. The 2019 Jeep Compass is currently available at Billion Auto Group. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 406-556-9071.
The biggest difference between the 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Kia Sportage is off-road capability. Sure, the new Kia Sportage offers all-wheel-drive, which will come in handy when the roads get icy or slippery. However, all Jeep vehicles are built from the ground up to offer world-class off-road performance. The all-wheel-drive system can be added to every available trim of the 2019 Compass, with the top-of-the-line Trailhawk versions makes this standard equipment. The Jeep all-wheel-drive system adds the automaker’s Selec-Terrain® capability. This will allow drivers to dial-in the kind of road surface they are dealing with to ensure proper handling and peace of mind. Additionally, the Trailhawk model of the 2019 Compass has a higher ride height than the 2019 Sportage which will allow it to handle more rugged trial conditions. It also has recovery hooks attached to the frame if a little assistance is needed.
2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Kia Sportage
|2.4-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.4-L, 4-Cyl.|
|2,000 lbs.||Max. Towing||2,000 lbs.|
Both the 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Kia Sportage use very similar engines. The two crossover SUVs employ their own versions of a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. Jeep buyers will be able to choose among a six-speed manual or automatic transmission as well as a nine-speed automatic gear-changer. Kia owners will only have a six-speed automatic to use. Drivers of the 2019 Jeep Compass can expect their vehicle to produce 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, with the Kia Sportage making nearly identical figures. Both models have a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when they are properly equipped and feature nearly identical interior cargo volume dimensions.