Comparison - Kia Sportage EX 2018 - vs - SsangYong Rexton ELX 2018

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Also called:

Kia KX5

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Average Price: 
27,900
Updated: 
03 Sep 2018
49,649
Converted from British Pound
Updated: 
07 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
21.13gals
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: 
Grand White
#D0D4D7
Silent Silver
#9AA3AA
Jazz Brown
#70665D
Dandy Blue
#3F537F
Space Black
#424B52
Techno Grey
#656A6E

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

Genuinely capable 4x4 can seat seven and tow big loads.

PROS
Tough, rugged and reliable workhorse
Far better than previous model
Huge boot in five-seat mode
Seven-seat version available
CONS
Ride can be choppy
Not much engine/gearbox choice
Relatively unknown brand
Low fuel economy and high tax

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The Rexton is a well-priced SUV that has a lot of boot space for the money and can carry seven people.
Reviews are fairly poor though since it’s not good to drive, noisy and has a dull image. It is one of the cheapest ways to move large loads and more people than usual however, so if you’re in that market then it’s worth a look.

Pros
Good off-road
Practical
Long warranty

Cons
Poor ride
Noisy
Outdated

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Rexton’s four-wheel drive system spends most of its life driving the rear wheels only, diverting power to the front when conditions get more slippery. In most of the cars sold in the UK it will be controlled through a Mercedes-sourced seven-speed automatic transmission - but a six-speed manual is likely to be offered on entry-level editions.
The dashboard has a clean look - again, with some cues from the Tivoli - but cross-stitched material panels and Nappa leather add a touch of luxury. The equipment on offer will include dual-zone climate control, a powered rear tailgate that opens automatically when the keyholder has been standing behind it for three seconds, and a new level of safety kit for SsangYong, including nine airbags and rear cross-traffic alert.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
22.50mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
33.50mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.20L
Torque: 
175ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
309ft-lbs
at 2 600rpm
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
178hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Height adjustable steering wheel
Heated lower front windscreen
60/40 split middle row seats
Electrically operated & heated door mirrors
Headlight levelling system
Privacy glass: rear door, quarter & tailgate
Solar controlled glass
Electric windows (front & rear)
Automatic dipping rear view mirror
Steering wheel adjustable for rake & reach
Hydraulic and speed-sensitive power steering
Heated steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
190.90in
Width: 
73.00in
77.10in
Height: 
65.20in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
9.80in
Front Track: 
63.30in
64.50in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
64.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
111.61in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
63.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
22.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
20.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3739.00lbs
4922.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
power steering
12V DC power outlets (x3)

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
6-way power-adjustable front passanger seat
Driver’s seat position memory
Two tone leather seats
Front and rear seat warmers
Adjustable front seat headrests
Premium nappa leather seat upholstery
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
60:40 split and double folding 2nd-row seats with folding entre armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Double wishbone with coil spring
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent multi link coil spring
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Automatic air conditioning
Heated lower front windscreen
Lower windscreen wiper de-icer
Headlamp leveling
Intermittent rear wiper
Solar, noise-control windscreen
Automatic de-misting system
Air vents for rear seat passengers
Cabin air quality control system

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
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
CD & RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Remote audio controls
Six speakers
Kenwood Touch-screen Sat Nav, DAB MP3 CD/DVD with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Apple Car Play & Google Android Auto
HD 9.2" screen, TomTom navigation and rear-view camera

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
Roof rails
Side steps
Projection headlights
Chrome trim on radiator grille
High-gloss skid plate under front & rear bumpers
LED rear combination lamp with side light
Aero-blade wipers
Body coloured exterior door handles with hidden key button
Discretely hidden exhaust pipe
Shark fin antenna
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In. Wheels
18"
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Diamond cut 18" alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Vented disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid disc
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
Front & rear fog lights
Speed sensing door locks
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
ISOFIX fitting to outer rear seats
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Active Rollover Protection (ARP
High-strength-steel construction
Ultra-rigid Quad Frame for greater strength
Door impact beams for added protection from side collisions
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning
Traffic sign recognition
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners
Anti-theft alarm with immobiliser
Visual VIN plate

Options

Packages: 
EX Premium Package
EX Sport Appearance Package
Ex Awd Technology Package
Kenwood Touch-screen Sat Nav, DAB CD/DVD with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Metallic paint
Rear parking sensors
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A
Color: 
#585C5F