2020 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2020 Kia Sportage
32 mpg
Fuel economy (hwy)
30 mpg
7.8 in.
Ground clearance
6.4 in.
41.8 in.
Front leg room
41.5 in.
38.3 in.
Rear leg room
38.2 in.

2020 Jeep Compass vs Kia Sportage

Everyone wants to get behind the wheel of an SUV that they can be comfortable in for years to come. With all of the options out there in the automotive world today, it can be difficult to narrow down the one that is perfect for all of your needs, and your personality. That's why, at Newark CDJR, we want to help make this process even easier by choosing two of the top models on the market today, and comparing them! This allows you to get a better idea of the models that are out there, and what they can offer you. These two SUVs include the 2020 Jeep Compass and the 2020 Kia Sportage. The Compass, in 2020, gives you off-roading abilities, a ventilated seat option for the Limited trim, and multiple options and packages. The 2020 Sportage gets revised styling, a standard 8-inch touchscreen, and a new available Steel Grey exterior. Keep reading to find out which of these SUVs you should buy!

2020 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

There is one standard engine that you can find underneath the hood of the 2020 Jeep Compass. This one engine allows you to have the flexibility you need to not only enjoy life on the pavement, but life on the trails! The standard engine here is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, which produces up to 175 pound-feet of torque and around 180 horsepower. Not only can you get two-wheel and four-wheel drive with this vehicle, but there are three different transmissions available, too. The transmissions include a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, and with 4WD, a nine-speed automatic. There's something for everyone here.

2020 Kia Sportage Power & Handling

The Sportage arrives in 2020 with two engines available, both offered with FWD or AWD. While AWD isn't the worst, the lack of 4WD makes sure that this is most certainly not an SUV that you will want to take off-roading. The base engine is a 2.4-liter inline-4, which can get you 181 horsepower and around 175 pound-feet of torque. The other available engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can get you up to 260 pound-feet of torque, and around 240 horsepower. The only transmission you get is a six-speed automatic.

2020 Jeep Compass Features & Design

After you're done looking at the on-the-road and off-road capabilities of the Compass, now is the right time to check out the comfort-levels and kinds of technology that this SUV has to offer. The base trim, called Sport, comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, a Uconenct 4 system, heated side mirrors, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and 16-inch wheels. Another trim that we recommend checking out is Latitude, which offers SiriusXM radio, upgraded interior fabrics, push-button start, cornering front fog lights, and 17-inch wheels. There's even an off-roading trim, called Trailhawk, which gets all-terrain tires and an off-road suspension.

2020 Kia Sportage Features & Design

When it comes to the standard features you'll find with the Sportage, we aren't as impressed with this model as we are with the Compass. You'll find lane-keep assist, air conditioning, emergency braking, automatic high-beam assist, and an 8-inch touchscreen. Some of the available features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a navigation system, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, roof rails, heated front seats, an electronic parking brake, and a Harman Kardon sound system.


As you can tell by now, the 2020 Jeep Compass offers an amount of flexibility that none of its competition can even dream of. The biggest thing here is the available off-roading trim, and available four-wheel drive. The Sportage attempts this with all-wheel drive, but that just does not cut it. Stop by our dealership and check out our great 2020 Jeep Compass inventory.

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