2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2017 Kia Sportage
2017 Chevrolet Equinox
2017 Kia Sportage
Fun, functional crossover SUVs seem to be everywhere when you’re searching for a new vehicle. Two of the most popular options for sporty crossovers are the 2017 Chevy Equinox and the 2017 Kia Sportage. We’ve compared both regarding the dimensions that matter most to drivers—safety, warranty, capacity, design, and more. Learn more now.
Warranty and Safety
Whether you’re performing your daily errands or undertaking a road trip with a car full of passengers, safety is top of mind. The Equinox and Sportage both offer an array of modern safety features, like a full airbag systems, antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, and rear view cameras.
On top of all of the great safety features that both vehicles have, the Equinox pulls ahead with many features not available on the Sportage.
OnStar technology that includes the OnStar Basic Plan is offered standard for five years and the OnStar Guidance plan offered standard for six months, with state-of-the-art technology that includes:
- OnStar Automatic Crash Response
- OnStar Crisis Assist
- OnStar Emergency Services
- OnStar Roadside Assistance
- OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance
- And lots more
New car buyers also often look for an attractive warranty. The Equinox offers a corrosion warranty that is a year longer than the Sportage on top of paid scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles—a concession that the Sportage doesn’t include.
Cargo and Cabin Capacity
Passengers will be significantly more comfortable in the roomy Equinox cabin. It offers up to 1.6 inches more front headroom, 0.3 inches more front hip room, 0.1 inches more rear headroom, 1.7 inches more rear legroom, and 0.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Sportage.
If you need to haul cargo even occasionally, then the Equinox is the standard to beat. It offers 31.5 cubic feet of designated cargo area with the rear seat up, compared to just 30.7 cubic feet in the Sportage. The Equinox also offers more cargo space with the rear seat folded, offering 63.7 cubic feet while the Sportage has only 60.1 cubic feet.
Ergonomics and Towing
The Equinox has the edge on functionality when it comes to towing capacity and ergonomic design. The Equinox offers up to 1,500 more pounds of towing capacity than the Sportage. There are also many ergonomic design features that the Equinox offers that the Sportage does not:
- Available GPS navigation system
- Available memory seats and mirrors
- Available easy entry system
- Standard power windows that lock to prevent passengers from operating the windows but don’t lock out the driver
- Standard one-touch front and rear power windows
See What the Equinox Can do for You!
Our Chevy experts can’t wait to show you all of the incredibly exciting features and capacities that the all-new 2017 Chevy Equinox has to offer. Get started with a test drive today! Contact us now to learn more.