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Looking for a nimble and efficient crossover SUV? Classic Kia has something for you

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 3:08 pm
A photo of the Sportage badge used by the 2019 Kia Sportage.

Small Crossover SUVs with AWD near Carrollton, TX

Crossover SUVs are among the most popular vehicle platform in the American automotive marketplace – and Kia is responsible for building several of the best of them. If you are looking for the best small crossover SUVs with AWD near Carrollton, TX a stop by the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom to look at the 2019 Kia Sportage. In addition to offering all-wheel-drive across most of its lineup, the compact Kia crossover SUV is able to offer more power than some competitors, better fuel economy than some competitors and offers more access to modern technology that some competitors. A few of the Classic Carrollton Kia product experts put together this handy guide to help potential customers learn the advantages the 2019 Sportage has over some its key rivals. Let’s take a look at what they found.

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2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Ford Escape

One of the toughest competitors the 2019 Sportage has to face is the 2019 Ford Escape. However, the Kia crossover SUV is able to outperform its Ford rival in engine output, 181 horsepower for the Sportage compared to 168 horsepower for the Escape. Even with this clear disparity in performance, the Kia Sportage can also record better fuel economy scores than the Escape. Kia customers can expect to see 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Ford Escape owners have fuel efficiency estimates of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Ford Escape

A rear right quarter photo of the 2019 Kia Sportage.

2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue

The current Nissan Rogue is an interesting foe for the 2019 Kia Sportage. Nissan certainly sells a lot of Rogue models, but some of those customers might want to consider a trip to our showroom to see what we have available. Rear seat passengers will have more maximum available cargo volume in the Kia Sportage than in the Nissan Rogue. Additionally, the 2019 Sportage makes more power than the Nissan Rogue, despite using a slightly smaller four-cylinder engine. This difference becomes very clear when buyers examine the towing capacity of the two models. Kia Sportage owners can pull up to 2,000 pounds with the 2019 Rogue topping out nearly a half-ton less than that number.

2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue

A photo of the engine used by the 2019 Kia Sportage.

2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

There is no bigger challenger to the 2019 Kia Sportage than the 2019 Honda CR-V. While the Honda crossover SUV does make slightly more power, that advantage is quickly negated thanks to the higher towing capacity demonstrated by the Sportage. Kia does make a turbocharged engine available for the 2019 Sportage that is making 240 horsepower, which is more than any Honda CR-V power plant. Additionally, the 2019 Kia crossover SUV makes the automaker’s infotainment system compatible with today’s most popular smartphone platforms built for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ applications available on every model. The 2019 CR-V does offer this capability, but those customers will need to choose higher trim grades which are more expensive.

2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

A photo of the driver's cockpit of the 2019 Sportage.

Potential owners can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Kia Sportage at Classic Kia Carrollton showroom when they make an appointment with one of our product experts today.

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