2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Kia Sportage

The Jeep Cherokee has been around for a long, long time. It is a well-respected name recognized as one of the quintessential North American SUVs. It blends the crossover body type with rugged off-road capability and rebellious Jeep character. There is hardly a crossover that could be more opposed to the Cherokee than the Kia Sportage.

The 2020 model year for each of these compact crossover SUVs may not make the two look all that different, but the truth lies in the details. A studious comparison of the Cherokee and the Sportage shows how each is designed to support a different strength or special highlight. The chart below exposes a lot of these differences.

2020 Jeep Cherokee


2020 Kia Sportage

9 Trim Levels
2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® Inline 4-Cylinder, 3.2L Pentastar™ V6, 2.0L DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo
Engine Options
2.4L GDI Inline 4-Cylinder, 2.0L Turbocharged GDI Inline 4-Cylinder
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
9-Speaker Alpine® Sound System
Premium Audio Package
8-Speaker Harman/Kardon® Premium Brand Speakers

Model Comparison Analysis

Between each of these two vehicles, there are a host of differences when it comes to mechanical specifications. There are more engine options with the Cherokee, they are more powerful than what is found on the Sportage and paired with a transmission with more speeds. The premium audio option might be up to interpretation, but the Jeep Cherokee has more speakers for more sound coverage inside the vehicle. There are reasons to prefer the Sportage, but the Cherokee beats the Sportage mechanically. If it all comes down to size, the decision is simple, but there is a lot of subtilty if you are more concerned about interior features. 

Other Features Available for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee

  • Climate Control
  • Uconnect 4C Navigation with an 8.4-Inch Display
  • MOPAR Rock Rails
  • 17-Inch Black Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 12 Exterior Colour Options
  • Audio and Cruise Controls on Steering Wheel
  • Driver-Assisted Parking Assist System
  • And More!

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