2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Jeep Patriot

The people who fight wars for our freedoms, like the revolutionaries who stood up to British tyranny in the 18th century to secure our independence, are patriots. The Jeep Patriot crossover not only has a solid name right off the bat then, but it is produced by one of the iconic American brands. Well, color us "un-Patriotic," but the 2017 Kia Sportage is ready to dish out a history lesson of its own.

The 2017 Sportage is a more modern blend of design, fuel economy and power than the 2017 Jeep Patriot on its best day. Let's start with the exterior for both models. The 2017 Sportage garnered a Red Dot design award for its all-new look, with more streamlined curves and a more cutting-edge look to everything from its headlights to its color choices. Once you see the 2017 Sportage in Hyper Red or Burnished Copper, you won't soon forget it, and that's a good thing. You also won't forget the 2017 Sportage's available horsepower, which starts at 181 HP and cranks all the way to 240, an exceptional figure for a small SUV. the 2017 Patriot starts at a pedestrian 158 HP and settles into a top output of 172 HP.

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2017 Kia Sportage Vs. 2017 Jeep Patriot
$18,015 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $22,154 (The Competition)
23, 30 MPG (city, highway) 23, 30
240 Top HP 172
60.1 behind front seats Cargo Room (cubic feet) 53.5 behind front seats
Yes Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "Best Buy" - Small SUV Class? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
34.8 Turning Circle (feet) 35.6
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

Find the Top Small SUV, the 2017 Sportage, Near Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

When you're shopping for a small SUV, you are ideally looking for fuel economy and an affordable price, and while both models average 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway – a dead heat – the 2017 Kia Sportage can be yours starting at around $18,015 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the competition is looking for about $4,000 more to start with its $22,154 asking price. But the 2017 Sportage isn't done there, as it also has done better in crash testing, receiving an IIHS Top Safety Pick to make it one of the most impact-resistant crossovers, while the 2017 Patriot falls short of this esteemed safety honor.

Even the cargo area is more spacious for the 2017 Sportage, with 60.1 cubic feet available in the back as opposed to the 2017 Patriot's 53.5 cubic feet in rear. When you add it all up – power, cargo room, design, and price - the 2017 Kia Sportage is a runaway winner, and we have it 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.

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