2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee

With so many outstanding crossover models to choose from, it can be challenging to find the one that best suits your needs and desires. Crossovers are designed to bridge the gap between utility and practicality, and the Kia Sportage and Jeep Cherokee are no exception. The two models, while sharing multiple similar qualities, have a lot of unique elements to offer.

Here, prospective buyers can learn about key differences and similarities between the 2017 Kia Sportage and 2017 Jeep Cherokee before getting behind the wheel and making a well-informed decision.

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2017 Kia Sportage VS 2017 Jeep Cherokee
$23,200 Starting MSRP $23,595
26 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 25 MPG
30.7 cubic feet Cargo Volume (All Seats In Place) 24.6 cubic feet
Standard Satellite Radio Optional

Under the hood, both the Sportage and Cherokee come standard with 2.4-liter I-4 engines that are capable of delivering ample power as well as impressive efficiency. The 2017 Sportage is able to achieve better city fuel economy than the Cherokee, which improves its combined ratings. Although both models offer comfortable seating space for five passengers and plenty of cargo room, the Kia Sportage stands out with a larger cargo volume than the Jeep Cherokee. The 2017 Sportage also comes standard with satellite radio, a feature that is only optional with the 2017 Cherokee. In the end, the Sportage is available for a more affordable starting price than the Cherokee. Which crossover is right for you?

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The Kia Sportage is available in three different trim levels--LX, EX, and SX Turbo--each of which has its own unique set of features and capabilities. In terms of performance, the Sportage offers two engine options. The standard 2.4-liter I-4 engine is able to deliver 181 horsepower, while the available 2.4-liter I-4 is capable of putting out 240 horsepower. Standard elements include a rear spoiler, LED Daytime Running Lights, 6-speaker audio system, rear-camera display, Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, drive mode select, and much more. On higher Sportage trims, drivers can opt for more advanced elements, such as a panoramic sunroof, smart power liftgate, bi-xenon HID projector beam headlights, voice-command navigation, 8-inch color touch screen, rear cross traffic alert, push button start, leather seat trim, heated and ventilated front seats, and surround sound audio, among others.

If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Sportage in Lehighton, PA, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Lehighton Kia.

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