2019 has been the year of compact-crossovers. There are tons of compact-crossover SUVs on the market and it can be difficult to tell which one will give you the features you want without breaking the bank. The 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage are two compact-crossover SUVs with standard features that set them apart from the rest, so how do you choose? Our team at Dadeland Dodge, your local Miami Jeep dealership, can help you decide which vehicle will best meet your needs no matter you're looking for an SUV that will give you high performance when you're off-roading or if you're looking for a reliable car to explore Miami. Let's take a look at how these two SUVs differ to make your decision a little easier!
Power and Handling
One major difference between the 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage is the handling capabilities. The Compass offers an available nine-speed automatic engine for drivers that want better acceleration, or available manual transmission for better control and fuel efficiency. While the engine on the 2019 Kia Sportage is comparable to the engine in the compass, only a six-speed automatic transmission is available, and there's no manual transmission option. 
The Compass also offers a better off-roading experience than the Sportage. Unlike the Sportage, the Compass has variable-assist power steering to give you more control and a smoother ride. The Compass also offers drift compensation to keep your car upright even on rough even terrain, while the Sportage doesn't have comparable features.
Fuel Efficiency 
The 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage boast relatively similar gas mileage, with the Compass getting slightly better mileage with highway driving. While it may seem like these two SUVs offer similar gas mileage, the Compass goes a step further in ensuring you get optimal gas mileage. One of the main ways that gas is wasted is when a car is idling. At stoplights or when you're stuck in traffic, the Compass automatically turns off to save gas and be kinder to the environment. This automatic start/stop feature isn't factored into the EPA fuel mileage results, meaning you'll likely save more fuel with the Compass.
Whether you're off-roading or just looking for a car to get you where you need to go, safety features are essential when considering a new vehicle. While both the 2019 Jeep Compass and the 2019 Kia Sportage offer standard safety features like electronic stability systems, rearview cameras, and blind spot warning systems, the Compass takes safety one step further. In the case of an accident, the Compass has pre-crash front seatbelts that tighten to protect the driver and passengers, and Active Head Restraints that are designed to prevent whiplash. There is also available Uconnect Access which can send for help in the case of a crash or locate your vehicle if it's lost or stolen. Comparable features are not available in the Sportage.
The verdict is…The 2019 Jeep Compass!
With greater safety, handling and fuel efficiency, the 2019 Jeep Compass is the compact-crossover SUV to beat! While the 2019 Kia Sportage offers many safety features, the cutting-edge safety features available in the 2019 Jeep Compass will let you drive with peace of mind. If you're looking for a great off-roading experience, the performance of the 2019 Jeep Compass can't be beat. At Dadeland Dodge, your local Miami Jeep dealership, we can help you customize your 2019 Jeep Compass to make sure you drive away satisfied!

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