The 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox are both two-row SUVs that offer some very attractive features. However, if you look more closely, you will notice that one of these SUVs outperforms the other when it comes to a number of key comparisons. Let's take a look at how both of these two-row SUVs perform when it comes to three head-to-head comparisons.

Engine & Fuel Performance

When it comes to SUVs, you want to make sure that they both have enough horsepower and can deliver at the fuel pump. Starting off with the 2020 Sportage, this SUV comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder powertrain that delivers up to 181 horsepower. Now let's take a look at the Chevy Equinox. This SUV comes standard with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 137 horsepower.

Now, let's compare the fuel economy rating on the top engines of both SUVs. The Sportage offers a 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that gives you up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG on the highway. The Equinox's top 2.0-liter turbo-four that produces 252 horsepower and has a top highway fuel economy rating of up to an EPA-estimated 25 MPG on the highway.

The conclusion? When it comes to the standard engine, the 2020 Kia Sportage delivers more horsepower. When it comes to the top performance engine of each SUV, the Sportage delivers again with a superior highway fuel economy.

Interior Space

When you buy a small SUV, you want to make sure that there is enough space for everyone. So, let's take a look at the passenger space numbers. The 2020 Sportage gives you 41.5 inches of front legroom while the Equinox only delivers 40.9 inches of front legroom. When it comes to overall passenger space, the Sportage delivers 123.9 square feet while the Equinox only gives you a total of 103.2 square feet.

Looking at cargo space, the 2020 Kia Sportage gives you a total of 30.7 feet behind the second row. The Equinox only provides you with a total of 29.9 square feet.

When it comes to both passenger space and cargo space, the 2020 Kia Sportage delivers more room than the 2020 Chevy Equinox.

Interior Features

Buying the right small SUV should provide you with excellent value. With that in mind, let's take a look at the standard features found on both SUVs. Starting with the 2020 Kia Sportage, you get the following interior features as standard:

  • Power windows
  • Power door locks 
  • An eight-inch touchscreen 
  • Bluetooth®
  • 4G Wi-fi
  • A six-speaker audio system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Driver attention warning

Now let's take a look at what the Chevy Equinox has to offer:

  • Power door locks
  • Power windows 
  • Climate control
  • A rearview camera 
  • Forward collision alert
  • 4G Wi-Fi
  • A six-speaker audio system
  • A seven-inch touchscreen

The overall verdict? When it comes to standard comfort, tech and safety features, the 2020 Kia Sportage offers you more than the 2020 Chevy Equinox. That means that the Sportage is an incredible value when it comes to standard features.

The Overall Verdict

When it comes to power, fuel efficiency, space, and features, the Kia Sportage comes out on top. That means that the Sportage offers you more of everything you need at a comparable price to the Chevy Equinox. It's no wonder that the Kia Sportage is more popular than ever.

Take a Test Drive of a Brand-New Kia Sportage Today

Discover why the Kia Sportage is one of the top small SUVs on the road today. Take a test drive at Liberty Kia in Ramsey, NJ. We look forward to showing you all the amazing features that the Sportage has to offer.


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