Comparison - Kia Sportage SX 2017 - vs - Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 2017

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Also called:

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Off-Road Review: 2017 Kia Sportage AWD
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2017 Kia Sportage SX – Redline: Review
Kia Sportage first drive review
2017 Kia Sportage - Review and Road Test
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 Test Drive Video Review
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Ultimate In-Depth Look in 4K
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Review and walkaround
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee | CarGurus Test Drive Review
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Limited 3.6 - 2015 review road test features
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk | Rubicon Trail | Trail Rated® Capability
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Review and walkaround
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review, off road test drive,
Make: 
Average Price: 
33,595
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
43,095
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
24.60gals
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: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
#13161F
Velvet Red Pearl Coat
#51111F
Rhino Clear Coat
#364656
Redline 2 Pearl Coat
#A20D00
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

It's hard to find style and versatility in the same place, but the redesigned Kia Sportage delivers on both counts. You'll like the number of features that Kia has packed into this small crossover, too. It's one of our top choices for 2017.When a vehicle's been around for a few generations, as the Sportage has, its basic characteristics are usually well-established, so you know what to expect from the next one. But for the fully redesigned 2017 Sportage, Kia directly addressed two of our primary complaints about the previous model. First, the formerly cramped backseat is now remarkably roomy, to the point that a family might not need anything more. And second, the formerly firm ride is now relatively compliant.
If there's one thing that still holds the Sportage back, it's lackluster fuel economy, which we called out last year and must underscore again for 2017 despite mild improvements. This is a predictable problem, as both available engines and the mandatory six-speed automatic transmission are largely carryover items from the outgoing Sportage.

Pros
Rides smoothly over bumps
Quiet interior at highway speeds
Spacious seating front and rear
Attractive dashboard layout with many appealing features
Feels nimble around turns.

Cons
Fuel economy isn't as good as some top rivals
Relatively modest cargo capacity
Optional turbocharged engine doesn't pack a big punch

By: 
edmunds.com

We won’t call the redesigned 2017 Kia Sportage ugly, but it is an odd-looking sort of Korean Peugeot. Leading with a Gallic nose, it’s handsome enough along the sides and in back and hardly forgettable. While such bold restyling does not always guarantee notable advancements underneath, this new model is another case of the Korean manufacturer making meaningful generation-over-generation improvements.
The new front end flirts with the “quirky” label, what with its collection of seemingly disparate styling elements, including the so-called “ice cube” running lights below the headlamps.
Kia product planners note that it’s increasingly difficult to stand out in the crowded compact-crossover field, which prompted some liberation from me-too design constraints. And if quirky is the right word, well, Kia has already proved that while it might be a gamble, it’s not necessarily a liability. Consider the boxtastic Soul, Kia’s second-bestselling model.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Kia Sportage isn’t quite the most spacious, the sharpest-performing, or the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class. But it’s shaping up to be the one that’s just right—sporty-driving, but without a sacrifice in ride; versatile and accommodating in all the right ways; and far quieter and more refined than its predecessor.
Kia has made quite a name for itself with its Optima mid-size sedan and Sorento crossover; and now the brand has brought some of the same refinement magic that’s graced recent redesigns of thos models into the Sportage, Kia’s compact crossover model that takes on models such as the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape.

Pros
Quiet cabin
Standout styling
Strong turbocharged engine option
Spacious, well-designed interior

Cons
Transmission hunts on hills
Far from class-leading mpg

All-new for 2017, the Kia Sportage compact SUV is sharply dressed inside and out, boasts loads of technology, safety and comfort amenities, and continues to offer one of the best warranties in the business. As a rival to best-selling crossover SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape, the Kia Sportage more than holds its own. Introduced over two decades ago, the Sportage is Kia's long-running nameplate, but this new, 4th-generation model is further proof of Kia’s setting the pace or at least keeping right on top of it in a competitive segment. The Sportage touts good value, great looks and a strong roster of available features, but trails others in fuel economy, especially when outfitted with the uplevel turbocharged engine.

Likes
If you want a small SUV with high style, an excellent warranty and the latest safety features like automatic emergency braking, put the Kia Sportage on your shopping list. Available features like climate-controlled seats, harman/kardon audio system and turbocharged engine can make this mainstream SUV feel like a premium one.

Dislikes
The Sportage is neither the most fuel-efficient nor most spacious compact crossover SUV. The Honda CR-V tops it in both. If you need a smaller SUV with three rows of seating, try the Mitsubishi Outlander or the Kia Sorento. If efficiency is most important, wait for the forthcoming Kia Niro hybrid.

By: 
kbb.com

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great family vehicle—just one that's also potentially ready to go off-road, tow a trailer or, on occasion, do things that are more workhorse-like than you'd attempt in most other typical family crossovers.

Pros
Premium look and feel
Responsive 8-speed automatics
Ecodiesel's 30-mpg rating, 730-mile range
Easy-to-use infotainment
SRT is fit for track time

Cons
Quite pricey, to be without a luxury badge
Grille design still not in alignment
Hemi is too thirsty for what it provides
No rearview camera on base Laredo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee ranks 8 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives you the best of both worlds: a rough-and-ready off-road SUV with a handsome, refined interior and comfortable performance on pavement.

Pros
Excellent off-road capabilities
Powerful engine lineup
Upscale cabin
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Small cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

A Trailhawk model with extra off-road kit debuts for 2017, while the top-of-the-line Summit gets slightly revised styling and additional luxury-oriented interior garnishes. Newly available features include a self-parking system and lane departure warning. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now standard on every Grand Cherokee.

Pros
Appealing engines, including a thrifty diesel V6 and a brawny V8
Enough off-road ability to conquer practically any trail
Plush interior with plentiful luxury and technology
Impressive tow ratings for the class

Cons
Diesel engine is noisy at idle and low speeds
Ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
237hp
at 6 000rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
37.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
189.80in
Width: 
73.00in
76.50in
Height: 
65.20in
69.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
8.60in
Front Track: 
63.30in
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
114.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.90
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
57.00in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
58.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
39.20
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
56.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
38.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
58.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
2000lbs
6200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
36.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
27.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
3997.00lbs
4869.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
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
Ventilated driver seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear 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: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

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
1 subwoofer
320 watts stero output
8 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Harman/kardon premium brand stero system
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
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
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Rear defogger
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
265.00millimeters
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Emergency Service
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection
Emergency braking preparation
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
Quick Order Package 23H
Quick Order Package 27H
Luxury Group II
MOPAR Chrome Edition Group
Off-Road Adventure II
Trailer Tow Group IV
Off-Road Adventure I
MOPAR Exterior Appearance Group
Advanced Technology Group
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
Body Color Exterior Mirrors
Power Sunroof
20" x 8.0" Aluminum Wheels
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
SX Brown Leather Interior
SX Cool Grey Leather Interior
SX Beige Leather Interior
Rear DVD Entertainment Center
Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM/BT/ACCESS/NAV
Driver Power Memory/Passenger Manual Fold Flat Seat
Single Disc Remote CD Player

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1B1B1B
Black/Light Frost Beige, cloth
#978C7C