2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee side by side

When it comes to finding a compromise between requiring daily-driver comfort, weekend-warrior capability and enough interior space for a small family and plenty of gear, compact crossovers are excellent choices. Renowned for their value, this segment shrinks down everything drivers have valued SUVs for since they flocked to them in the 1980s and 1990s. For that reason, vehicles in this class are frequently chosen by individuals and families alike, who want to enjoy the benefits of an SUV like some towing capability, ride height and cargo space while not driving around a small apartment.

One of the most iconic models in the class, the Kia Sportage has been there since the beginning. Getting a refresh for 2020 makes this fun and spirited small SUV even better. Up against the 2020 Kia Sportage today is a vehicle by a manufacturer that has quite a history with SUVs. Can the 2019 Jeep Cherokee match the value and ability of the 2020 Kia Sportage? Let's find out:

2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Jeep Cherokee

2.4-liter 4-cylinder (181 horsepower) Base engine (horsepower) 2.4-liter 4-cylinder (180 horsepower)
26 combined MPG Base fuel economy 25 combined MPG
41.5 inches Front-row legroom 41.1 inches
60.1 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 54.7 cubic feet
5 years/60,000 miles Limited warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$23,990 MSRP starts at $25,740

Dynamic Sportage Beats Out Coasting Cherokee

As you can see, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a sort of middle-of-the-road SUV that doesn't really do much to be offensive but also doesn't really do much to make a case for itself. In its most basic form, it has less power, more fuel required to run it, let comfort room for passengers, less cargo room and a higher price tag.

To us, that says one thing: Jeep is hoping you'll buy this because it's manufactured by the company that also makes the Wrangler.

Side by side with the 2020 Kia Sportage, however, it becomes clear that Kia's whimsical compact with a sporty edge offers so much more for less. With the 2020 Kia Sportage, you're getting a superior vehicle in every facet for which drivers look to the compact crossover class.

As Tampa Bay's largest and lowest-priced Kia dealership, we have the 2020 Kia Sportage in stock. If you're looking to test-drive the 2020 Kia Sportage, you'll find it at Friendly Kia with a better chance of finding the trim level and color you're after. As Tampa Bay's only Kia dealership to have been welcomed into the Kia Motors America President's Club, you can bet you'll leave happy and confident in your fun SUV purchase.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Sportage or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!