Comparison - Kia Sportage EX 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Traverse High Country 2018

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Average Price: 
27,900
Updated: 
03 Sep 2018
52,100
Updated: 
06 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
8
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
22.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Cherry
#6E7377
Burnished Copper
#97775D
Hyper Red
#A93341
Mineral Silver
#8D8D90
Pacific Blue
#3C4D5D
Snow White Pearl
#B3B2B7
Sparkling Silver
#7A797E
Color: 
Silver Ice Metallic
#B5B6BB
Summit White
#EBEBEB
BLACK CURRANT METALLIC
#512F36
SABLE BROWN METALLIC
#6A625E
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#292929
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#969DA6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There’s a lot to like about the sharp-handling, attractive 2018 Kia Sportage, even if its fuel economy doesn’t impress.

Pros
Distinctive styling
Great ride and handling
Optional turbo power
Quality feel inside
Stellar infotainment

Cons
Lousy fuel economy
Styling not for everyone
So-so visibility
Limited configurability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Sportage ranked #4 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Premium interior
Two rows of spacious seats
Agile handling and smooth ride
Excellent warranty and predicted reliability rating

Cons
Unimpressive engines
Below-average fuel economy
Smaller cargo hold than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Sportage stands pat with its unmistakable front-end styling and steadfast powertrain duo for 2018. Instead of changing those, Kia has extended some of its active safety features to lower trims, upgraded several standard features, and reshuffled the contents of option packages.

Pros
Audi-like interior,
long list of features,
speedy turbo engine.

Cons
Poor fuel economy,
limited cargo space,
love-it-or-hate-it styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse gets a much needed makeover that helps make the big crossover look more premium this time around.

Pros
Bolder style
More upscale exterior
New High Country trim
Efficient 9-speed automatic

Cons
Cargo room is comparable to last gen
How will turbo-4 power work?
Where does Tahoe fit?
Interior a little bland

By: 
thecarconnection.com

We think the LT Cloth with the Convenience and Driver Confidence package (which is standard on the all-wheel-drive version) will give you everything you need. Between the LT's basic upgrades and the option package's suite of useful safety features, the LT Cloth strikes a good balance between cost and livability.

Pros
Generous room for passengers in all three rows
Feature-rich standard infotainment system

Cons
Some safety features only available on top trims

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy, versatile seats
Lots of standard tech
Spacious cargo area
Carlike handling and ride quality

Cons
Unexciting driving dynamics

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.60L
Torque: 
175ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
260ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
305hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling
Roadside Assistance
Concierge Service
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
204.30in
Width: 
73.00in
78.60in
Height: 
65.20in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Front Track: 
63.30in
67.30in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
58.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
62.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
56.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
62.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
98.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
23.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3739.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
D-Optic LED headlamps

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
160 watts stero output
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Element antenna
Bose premium brand speakers
Apple CarPlay
10 total speakers
7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In. Wheels
20 in
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Assist
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Rear fixed headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Package
EX Sport Appearance Package
Ex Awd Technology Package
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
"Hit The Road" Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/Out DVD Player
Premium Carpet Mat Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
Floor Liner Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
Painted Body Color Front And Rear Splash Guards
Keyless Entry Keypad
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink And Compass
Interior Light Kit
Carpet Floor Mats
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
Horizontal Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A
Color: 
Dark Titanium / Light Titanium, premium cloth
#99938D