New Kia 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox near Novi MI for Sale near Detroit l Southfield MI

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox near Novi MI

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2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox near Novi MI

Vehicle Overview

The tech savvy and sport 2020 Kia Sportage is a small SUV that gets up to 240 horsepower, one of the most powerful in its class. Power isn’t the only thing it has on its side, though, as its reasonable price against competitors like the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox make it one of the most highly sought after models of the year. This year’s design features a more muted, but blacked out, grille, larger fog lights with decorative surround, and sharp, LED headlights that are a bold step toward more aggressive styling for the brand. Today’s 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox comparison will help you decide which of these two models is serving Novi Detroit Southfield Troy Michigan customers with more. We believe it’s the Sportage.

Novi MI - 2020 Kia Sportage's Overview

Powertrain – 2020 Kia Sportage

The Chevy Equinox is somewhat of an anomaly here, as it’s almost like two different vehicles. It does have a more powerful engine option, but your accurately priced Equinox with its 170 horsepower engine falls short of the Sportage’s economical and more powerful 181 horsepower 2.4L Inline-4 engine configuration. Given that the Sportage is the cheaper of the two vehicles, it’s difficult to see why anyone would even glance at the Equinox’s base model and lower trims. After all, the top of the line trims aren’t nice enough to justify their price or even make their power worth it (they only win out here, too, just by 12 horsepower despite being priced drastically higher). Our take here is that the Sportage is both the better value here and also gives you the option to go up to a 240 horsepower engine.

Novi MI - 2020 Kia Sportage's Exterior

Technology – 2020 Kia Sportage near Novi MI

We much prefer the Sportage’s technology system and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment platform with Bluetooth calling to Chevrolet’s 7-inch system controlled by the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 platform. The Chevy platform is hard to use and not intuitive at all. Even a novice tech user can switch on the Kia’s screen and get to work taking care of their infotainment. Chevy’s platform has a much higher learning curve, and we also don’t like the way the screen looks duller on the Chevy 3 platform. Voice recognition is available on both platforms, and then of course, you’ll have premium music options on both the Sportage and 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. The Sportage has our favorite goodies, though: Harman Kardon Premium audio, UVO Link with enhanced features and remote smartphone start, Smart Cruise Control with stop and go, Wireless phone charger, and a Navigation system.

Novi MI - 2020 Kia Sportage's Interior

Convenience – Sportage near Novi

Both the Sportage and Equinox have a long line of convenience features that make the interior and exterior of both models more luxurious, but we just love the way Kia keeps it simple. Chevy as a brand has this habit and reputation for complicating the good stuff. For example, the Kia model has a really simple Smart Power Liftgate and panoramic sunroof with power sunshade. Chevy has both of these features, too, but their learning curve for these devices is entirely different from Kia’s intuitive platforms. Why? Well, we don’t know. Any “smart” technology that you have to learn yourself isn’t all that smart. In the meantime, Kia proves this principle by scoring major points for making their convenience and upscale features as sharp as can be. They’re there, and you can use them even if you’re not familiar with modern auto technology. Other things we love about the Kia Sportage include: Easy to clean leather trim seating, 19-inch alloy wheels, Dual front power adjustable seats, Auto emergency braking and warning, and Blind spot tech.

Novi MI - 2020 Kia Sportage's Mechanical

Winner – Kia Sportage near Novi MI

The 2020 Sportage keeps it simple and makes life easier for all who drive it. Its SX Turbo is top of the line, but you can get more economical options like the LX and EX right here at Glassman Kia, too. We have every major trim and color of Sportage in stock right now, and we do hope you’ll visit us at your earliest convenience to see just why the Sportage defeated the Equinox in quality and usefulness this year.

Test Drive Today – 2020 Kia Sportage dealer

Ready to get into the real deal? You can test drive the Kia Sportage today right here at Glassman Kia. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will be delighted to help you step foot into your new Sportage for the first time. Many people who first read about the Sportage are shocked at how affordable it is. You’re going to be even more shocked that we’ll be able to chip away at that first price even more. Call us today to schedule a test drive of the new Kia Sportage. We’re certain it’ll be love at first sight. We look forward to serving Novi Detroit Southfield Troy Michigan with fantastic deals on this impressive and very popular model of Kia brand vehicle.

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