2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Jeep Compass by water at sunset

Offering the efficiency of a compact car along with the space and grit of an SUV, compact crossovers have become a highly sought after option for drivers looking for a more balanced commute. In the compact crossover market, the 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage are two highly competitive options. Find out which of these models comes out on top in this side-by-side comparison of the 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage.

Both the Compass and the Sportage feature accommodating standard feature packages with a rearview camera and touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth connectivity. The Compass does hold a competitive edge though, as it also offers standard push-button start and dual-zone climate control. Keep reading to learn more about what sets these models apart.

2019 Jeep Compass


2019 Kia Sportage


Starting MSRP

2.4-liter 4-cylinder Standard Engine 2.4-liter 4-cylinder
23 city / 32 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 23 city / 30 hwy mpg
9-speaker, 506-watt Beats Available Audio System 8-speaker, 320-watt Harman/Kardon

2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Kia Sportage Feature Comparison

Equipped with Jeep’s revered Uconnect system, the Compass touts a highly intuitive infotainment system paired with a 7-inch or optional 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The Uconnect system has earned its place as a favorite among many for its bright screens, easy-to-use graphics and fast response times. The Sportage’s infotainment system doesn’t compare in quality and is in desperate need of a growth spurt, sporting a standard 5-inch display with available 7-inch and 8-inch variations.

At the base level, the Compass and the Sportage come neck and neck with both featuring a standard 6-speaker audio system. Sportage drivers can upgrade their setup to the 8-speaker, 320-watt Harman/Kardon sound system. Featured on the Compass, the 9-speaker, 506-watt Beats premium audio system offers a more powerful and immersive in-cabin experience.

Perhaps one of the most exciting developments in the automotive world in recent years has been the rise of intelligent driver-assistance systems. The Compass takes its active safety package a step further, offering adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. Neither of these features are seen on the Sportage lineup.



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