2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Blue 2019 Kia Sportage, VS icon, and white 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

In the crowded field of compact SUVs, there’s one model that stands out from the pack: the outstanding 2019 Kia Sportage. There’s much to like about the new Sportage, with its bold styling, sophisticated engine options, high-level utility, a comfortable and roomy interior, a wide array of premium features, and an affordable price tag. Take a look at this 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox comparison to see how the new Sportage stacks up against the compact SUV competition.

On the performance front, the base 2.4-liter GDI I-4 engine in the 2019 Sportage delivers 181 horsepower, while the base 1.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine in the 2019 Equinox generates 170 horsepower. If you desire even more power for your adventures, then you can get the turbocharged 2.0-liter T-GDI I-4 engine for the Sportage, with an impressive output of 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both compact SUVs offer an available all-wheel drive system.

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2019 Kia Sportage VS 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
181-hp Base Engine Horsepower 170-hp
Standard SiriusXM Radio Available
Available Panoramic Sunroof No
98.6 cu-ft Passenger Volume 90 cu-ft

Kia Sportage vs Chevy Equinox: Which compact SUV is better?

While both SUVs can seat up to five people, the Sportage offers more space for each passenger, with a total passenger volume of 98.6 cu-ft, compared to 90 cu-ft for the Equinox. The Sportage also offers more storage space behind the rear seats, with a cargo capacity of 30.7 cu-ft, compared to 29.9 cu-ft for the Equinox.

The 2019 Sportage ($23,750 MSRP) and 2019 Equinox ($23,800 MSRP) are similarly priced, but the Sportage offers greater value with more premium features. While SiriusXM Radio comes standard for all Sportage models, it’s only offered for upper trim models of the Equinox. Also, unlike the Equinox, the Sportage offers an available panoramic sunroof.

Are you interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2019 Kia Sportage? Do you live in Novato or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area? Check out this fantastic compact SUV at Kia Marin!


Red 2019 Kia Sportage with a city skyline in the background
White 2019 Kia Sportage parked on snowy terrain
Dashboard and front black seats in 2019 Kia Sportage
Panoramic sunroof in 2019 Kia Sportage