Horsepower

Sportage 2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

181 HP

Sportage SX Turbo AWD 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

237 HP

Sportage SX Turbo FWD 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

240 HP

Equinox 1.5 turbo 4-cyl.

170 HP

As tested in Motor Trend the Kia Sportage 2.4 4-cylinder is faster than the Chevrolet Equinox 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder:

Sportage

Equinox

Zero to 60 MPH

8 sec

9.2 sec

Quarter Mile

16.3 sec

16.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

86.4 MPH

81.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Kia Sportage uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Equinox with the 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Sportage has 1.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Equinox FWD’s standard fuel tank (16.4 vs. 14.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Sportage’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Equinox:

Sportage

Equinox

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.8 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

11.3 inches

The Sportage stops shorter than the Equinox:

Sportage

Equinox

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

182 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

131 feet

145 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Sportage SX Turbo’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Equinox (245/45R19 vs. 235/50R19).

The Sportage LX’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Equinox’s standard 65 series tires. The Sportage SX Turbo’s tires have a lower 45 series profile than the Equinox Premier’s optional 50 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Sportage has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Sportage flat and controlled during cornering. The Equinox’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Sportage is 1.2 inches wider in the front and 1.7 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Equinox.

The Sportage SX Turbo AWD handles at .83 G’s, while the Equinox LT AWD pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Sportage SX Turbo AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Equinox LT AWD (26.8 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 28.1 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Sportage’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the Equinox’s (34.8 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Sportage’s turning circle is 6.8 feet tighter than the Equinox w/19” wheels’ (34.8 feet vs. 41.6 feet).

Chassis

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The Sportage is 6.7 inches shorter than the Equinox, making the Sportage easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Sportage has .6 inches more front legroom, .1 inches more front hip room and .6 inches more rear headroom than the Equinox.

Cargo Capacity

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The Sportage has a larger cargo volume than the Equinox with its rear seat up (30.7 vs. 29.9 cubic feet).

Towing

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The Sportage’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Equinox’s (2000 vs. 1500 pounds).

Ergonomics

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The Sportage has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Equinox doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Sportage to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Equinox doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Sportage’s available headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the Equinox’s headlights are rated “Marginal.”

Economic Advantages

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Sportage is less expensive to operate than the Equinox because it costs $355 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Sportage than the Equinox, including $124 less for a water pump, $412 less for a muffler, $148 less for front brake pads, $228 less for a starter, $231 less for fuel injection, $425 less for a fuel pump and $290 less for a timing belt/chain.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Kia Sportage will be $61 to $3935 less than for the Chevrolet Equinox.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports? recommends the Kia Sportage, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Chevrolet Equinox isn't recommended.

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