Comparison - Kia Sportage SX 2017 - vs - Lexus RX 450h 2017

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Make: 
Average Price: 
33,595
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
57,215
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
17.20gals
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: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

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

For 2017, every RX 450h comes standard with forward collision warning and mitigation, lane keeping assistance, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control. You can also now get a front-wheel-drive F Sport model.

Pros
Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Supremely quiet
Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport

Cons
Gas savings unlikely to ever pay back the price premium
Below-average cargo capacity
Optional tech interface is distracting to use
Relatively slow acceleration

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Lexus RX Hybrid ranks 4 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Lexus RX 450h is a midsize SUV that delivers the luxury you expect from Lexus while also providing solid performance and excellent fuel economy. However, its small cargo area detracts from its utility.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Comfortable, spacious seats

Cons
Frustrating upgraded infotainment system
Small cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
Horsepower: 
237hp
at 6 000rpm
308hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.80Feet
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
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
192.50in
Width: 
73.00in
74.20in
Height: 
65.20in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
8.20in
Front Track: 
63.30in
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
109.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
55.60in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
44.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
57.80in
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
38.20
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
54.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
36.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
57.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
55.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
18.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
24.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
3997.00lbs
4740.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
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
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
4 one-touch power windows

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
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
8 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
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)
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Diversity antenna
12 total speakers

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
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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
Front ventilated disc brakes
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
Intuitive Parking Assist
Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Glass Breakage Sensor
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency braking preparation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Luxury Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Paint
20" Aluminum Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Door Edge Guards
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamps
Roof Rack Cross Bars
LED Headlamps
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Panoramic Moonroof
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
Heads Up Display
Accessory Connector
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Ashtray Cup
Wood and Leather-trimmed Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
Heated Matte Linear Dark Mocha Wood Steering Wheel
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BD9A7F
Black, leather
#070707
Brown, leather
#393129
Gray, leather
#A0A0A0
Grey, leather
#6A6A6A
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Black, premium leather
#434343
Noble Brown, leather
#977C67
Noble Brown, premium leather
#9E836E
Parchment, leather
#D2CCBF
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7A7A