Compare Jeep Patriot vs. Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sportage

Compare the Jeep Patriot against the Chevrolet Equinox and Kia Sportage. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Patriot, Equinox and Sportage stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Patriot, Equinox and Sportage. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Jeep Patriot 2009 Chevrolet Equinox 2009 Kia Sportage
2009 Jeep Patriot 2009 Chevrolet Equinox 2009 Kia Sportage
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • Front-Wheel Drive Sport
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive Sport
2WD 4dr I4 Manual LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Manual LX
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto LX
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Manual LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Auto LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Auto EX
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto LX
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto EX


MSRP $17,540 $24,315 $16,695
Invoice $16,507 $22,978 $15,895
Avg. Paid $9,688 $10,467 $8,372

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.2 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.1 7.5 8.4
Performance 7.3 7.6 6.9
Interior 7.1 8.0 7.5
Cost to Own 9.5 9.2 9.4
Safety 9.1 8.7 8.3
Reliability 2.0 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Good off-road performance with four-wheel drive
  • Spacious interior and ample cargo room
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
  • Spacious interior
  • Good handling
  • Underpowered engine options
  • Back seats are uncomfortable
  • Some low-rent interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy
  • Underpowered engine options
  • Cramped back seat
  • Low-quality interior

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas V6 3.4L/209 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 23 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 25 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 103.7 112.5 103.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 188.8 171.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 71.4 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 69.3 66.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 3660 3230

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.7 106.4 103.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.9 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.2 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 55.7 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 51.1 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 40.1 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 40.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.9 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 51.3 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 54.2 67.1 66.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.0 35.7 23.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.4L/209 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 6000 185 @ 5200 140 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 165 @ 4400 210 @ 3800 136 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 35.6 41.8 35.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 20.0 15.3


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut-type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Trailing arm Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs Dual-Link


Automatic Optional Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.