The crossover vehicle class is rising high and lifting all tides, with models like the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Acura RDX, which we'll compare side-by-side. While the 2018 RDX has nice power and cargo room, it will cost nearly $36,000 MSRP to start, while the 2018 Sportage is less than $24,000 MSRP, and significantly less than that at Friendly Kia, with our VIP Price that discounts thousands off MSRP.
The 2018 Sportage has an expanded suite of available safety features for its base LX trim, which include Autonomous Emergency Braking that comes standard in the top-line SX Turbo trim. The 2018 RDX does not have this helpful feature which will pump the brakes for you if you don't have time to do so if someone or something jumps in front of your Sportage at the last moment. In addition, you save on gas with the 2018 Sportage with its 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, which easily bests the 2018 RDX's 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.
|2018 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2018 Acura RDX|
|$23,500 (MSRP)||Price||$35,800 (MSRP)|
|23, 30||MPG (city, highway)||20, 28|
|34.8||Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet)||38.9|
|Yes||Available Autonomous Emergency Braking?||No|
|Yes||2017 model - Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV"?||No|
|Yes||2017 model - Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "Best Buy" - Small SUV?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage - Limited Powertrain||6 years or 70,000 miles|
The mantel certainly filled up for the Kia Sportage with its 2017 model year redesign, with an IIHS Top Safety Pick, a Red Dot Design Award, and praise like "Best New Compact SUV" from Cars.com! The Acura RDX, on the other hand, may have been an IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2017 like the Sportage, but did not have the breadth of honors for the 2017 model year that emphasize a vehicle's quality or family-friendly features.
If you want to save thousands, have a vehicle with better fuel economy and a tighter turning circle, as well as enjoy some features that are not found in the 2018 RDX, then we would love to show you more of the Kia Sportage 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. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. 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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