2019 Jeep Compass


2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Jeep Compass
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2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Kia Sportage

Seating Capacity







6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic / 9-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Fuel Economy

23 / 32 / 26 mpg

23 / 30 / 26 mpg

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Kia Sportage near Philadelphia, PA

The small crossover SUV segment is packed with options making the decision of which one you should take home difficult. To help make things easier we've picked two of the top small crossovers, the 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage, and compared them. The Sportage offered few adjustments for the 2019 model year but continues to offer a smooth ride and comfortable front seats. The 2019 Jeep Compass offers a high-quality interior with spacious and comfortable seats and plenty of high tech features. Keep reading to discover more about these two capable crossover SUV's.

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

All 2019 Jeep Compass' come standard with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. The engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. All models come with either front-wheel or four-wheel drive excluding the Trailhawk which comes standard with four-wheel-drive. The Sport and 4WD Latitude models come with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. While the Limited and Trailhawk models come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with 4WD the Compass can to up to 2,000 pounds.

2019 Kia Sportage Power & Handling

The 2019 Kia Sportage comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine making 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. An available 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 produces 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All versions of the Kia Sportage are available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Sportage is also rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds.

2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

Jeep offers the 2019 Cherokee in four different trim levels the: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The base model Sport comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, keyless ignition and entry, and 16-inch wheels. The Latitude model comes equipped with upgraded cloth and simulated leather seat upholstery, and an available Altitude Appearance Package. The Compass Limited adds features such as remote start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, two-tone gloss black roof, 18-inch wheels, and automatic dual-zone climate control. The off-road-ready Trailhawk features 17-inch wheels, off-road tires, red tow hooks, a raised suspension, underbody skid plates, and a matte-black hood accent.

2019 Kia Sportage Features & Design

The 2019 Kia Sportage comes in three different trims the: LX, EX, and SX Turbo. The base LX comes with a backup camera, a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, and automatic headlights. The EX model adds roof rails, heated front seats, a 7-inch Uvo touchscreen, Andriod Auto, Apple CarPlay, keyless ignition and entry, and heated mirrors. The top of the line Sportage SX comes with xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, and a heated steering wheel.


While both are excellent vehicles we think the 2019 Jeep Compass pulled ahead. With Jeep's legendary 4x4 system the Compass is just a more capable vehicle than the Sportage. The Trailhawk is ready for anything with its off-road-oriented features while the other models boast impressive features. Want to learn more about the 2019 Compass? Check out our full review linked below or come on down to the dealership and take one out for a test drive!

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