2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevy Equinox
2020 Kia Sportage 2020 Chevy Equinox
  181 170
Infotainment Display
  8-in. touchscreen 7-in. touchscreen
Drivetrain Warranty
  10 yr./100,000 mi. 5 yr./60,000 mi.

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Chevy Equinox

Serving Gainesville, FL

The 2020 Kia Sportage and 2020 Chevy Equinox are two popular compact SUVs that offer a great mix of style, performance, and versatility. The Sportage offers an attractive aerodynamic style with sharp lines and bold contours. Meanwhile, the Equinox offers a more boxy look. If you're shopping for a new SUV, both of these vehicles are worth exploring as an option, and it's important to know the differences between them.


The 2020 Kia Sportage is available with two different engine options. The first engine option is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which offers 181 horsepower. This engine is standard on all trims - except for the Sportage SX Turbo, which is paired with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that pumps out a thrilling 240 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims with all-wheel drive available. For the 2020 Chevy Equinox, two engines are also available. The base engine is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that only pumps out 170 horsepower. The other engine option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 252 horsepower. This is slightly more than the Sportage's larger engine, but both options produce 260 pound-feet of torque, which means performance is similar. Front-wheel drive is standard for the Equinox, and all-wheel drive is optional - except for the base trim.


The 2020 Kia Sportage is known for having a great selection of standard features for a low price compared to its competitors. Standard equipment for the Sportage LX includes an 8-inch touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6-speaker sound system, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat that reclines, a driver attention monitor, and so much more. Additional available features include power mirrors and power seats, a sunroof, a hands-free tailgate, roof rails, and more. Meanwhile, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox L has similar standard features that include a 6-speaker sound system as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Although, the Equinox has a smaller touchscreen, and it does not include a driver attention monitor. Overall, as you move up through these SUVs' trim levels, the Sportage consistently offers more features and a better value.


Kia is known for its generous warranty terms, and the 2020 Sportage is no exception. The Sportage has a 5-year/60,000 mile basic warranty and an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. The 2020 Equinox only offers a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. As a result, the 2020 Kia Sportage offers better peace of mind for today's drivers who are worried about the potential reliability of the new SUV they are buying.

As part of your comparison, it's imperative to explore the Kia Sportage firsthand. If you're ready to take the next step toward buying a new SUV, schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership. Our team wants to ensure your satisfaction, and they are ready to help you with everything from a guided test drive to auto financing and more. Contact us today!