2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevy Equinox
2020 Kia Sportage 2020 Chevy Equinox
Horsepower
  181 170
Infotainment Display
  8-in. touchscreen 7-in. touchscreen
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 5 yr./60,000 mi.

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevy Equinox

Serving Morrow, GA

Compact SUVs are in high demand because they can serve so many purposes. The 2020 Kia Sportage and 2020 Chevy Equinox certainly fit the bill. These SUVs are loaded with beneficial amenities as well as full of advanced technologies. Fuel efficiency is another benefit, and consumers can choose from several available trims. Let's dive in to see how each competitor stacks up against the other.

Exterior Appearance

The 2020 Kia Sportage is phenomenally built from front to rear. This compact SUV hosts an aerodynamic shape and bold characteristics. The vehicle's front fascia is iconic in appearance thanks to its intricately styled grille, contemporary fog lights, and LED headlamps. Sharp lines can be seen flowing throughout the body. There's a well-sculpted hood as well as bold contours along with the door panels. The Sportage will come in various exterior paints, including steel gray, hyper red, black cherry, and many more.

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is also easy on the eyes. This compact SUV hosts razor-sharp edges and fine lines. The vehicle's surfaces are more crisp and substantial compared to its competitor, but the Sportage has more detail. The new Equinox has average aerodynamics as well as average characteristics. Beautiful chrome is plastered on the front grille and window sills for added flare. Exterior paint comes in blue metallic, cajun red, silver ice, and more.

Performance

The 2020 Sportage offers two powertrains. This includes a 2.4-liter I4 engine that generates 181 horsepower. You can take your performance up a notch by selecting the available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as it produces 240 horsepower and on-demand acceleration. Road balance is available thanks to the SUV's 17-, 18-and 19-inch wheels sizes. The vehicle's sport steering wheel will provide pin-point direction, and there are paddle shifters. Kia also offers all-wheel drive for added levels of traction. Enthusiasts will love how this small machine maneuvers thanks to its excellent agility.

The 2020 Equinox also offers excellent fuel efficiency with its powertrain lineup. The first engine is 1.5 liters, and it's turbocharged. This four-cylinder engine will provide instant acceleration as well as 31 mpg on the highway. There's also a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 252 horsepower. Up to 262 pound-feet of torque is available, and it can tow at least 3,500 pounds. Switchable all-wheel drive is available, but there aren't any variations in wheel sizes.

Features

The new Sportage stands out because it provides a SmartPower liftgate, updated exhaust tips, and seats five people. There are heated/ventilated front seats and a panoramic moonroof. This SUV also offers flexible storage via its 60/40 split-fold rear seats. The cargo floor will provide concealed storage. Its Harman/Kardon sound system produces concert-like audio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are built-in as well as wireless charging.

The new Equinox also offers smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Five people can sit in the cabin, but its interior falls short compared to its competitor. Consumers will have access to 40.90 inches of front legroom. This SUV even offers heated front seats, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a basic touchscreen display, and multiple USB ports.

All in all, the 2020 Kia Sportage takes the win because of its diversity, variety, and ingenuity. The Equinox was a trustworthy competitor in terms of size, but it lacked an overall fun factor. Visit Kia Atlanta South for more details on the new Sportage, and you won't be disappointed.