The small SUV has undergone somewhat of a renaissance for the 2017 model year, even though it's not that old of a vehicle class. We have totally redesigned masterpieces like the 2017 Kia Sportage and the off-road capable 2017 Jeep Compass. But the first question we'd like to ask, as we compare these two crossovers is, while both have trims that are able to go off-road, don't you want to have the power to do some real climbing or mudding once you're there? The 2017 Jeep Compass tops out at 172 HP, while the 2017 Kia Sportage starts at 181 HP and ramps up to 240 in its top trim level, SX Turbo.
While both crossovers are essentially tied when it comes to their fuel economy, with 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway for each, it's the 2017 Sportage that is available starting at just over $18,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price while the 2017 Compass is more than $4,000 more at the competition, with a starting price of $22,629. So you can buy a 2017 Sportage and splurge on some other much-needed items, or start a college fund for a child, and still save compared to the 2017 Compass.
Read more about the Kia Sportage: Ads, Specs, Benefits
|2017 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2017 Jeep Compass|
|$18,015 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$22,629 (The Competition)|
|23, 30||MPG (city, highway)||23, 30|
|181 to 240||Horsepower||158 to 172|
|Yes||Kelley Blue KBB.com "Best Buy" - Small SUVs?||No|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper|
Let's go to the trophy case, shall we? The 2017 Kia Sportage was named a Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "Best Buy for 2017" in the small SUV class, which the 2017 Jeep Compass did not receive. And the 2017 Sportage also comes with an industry-leading warranty, with 10 years or 100,000 miles of coverage for limited powertrain. This gives you the peace of mind for years to come that parts can be replaced, while the 2017 Compass' warranty is only 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain.
Bottom line, if you're reading this and it seems to you like the 2017 Jeep Compass had some major advantages, you might want to check your compass again, because all the advantages point to the 2017 Kia Sportage, and we carry it in stock at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.