2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
vs. 2011 Kia
Sportage

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

9.7

starting from

$43,120
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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Quite powerful
290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.6"
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Average cargo space
68.7 ft3
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Keyless entry
Standard
2011 Kia Sportage

8.6

Runner-up

Kia Sportage

starting from

$18,990
"The Sportage matches up with the best crossover SUVs in the class."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sportage's value
"Sharp styling inside."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sportage's interior quality

Reasons to buy the Kia Sportage

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Good highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Overland; not available on the Sportage
  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Overland's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Overland; the Sportage only offers cloth seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Grand Cherokee Overland; no amount of money can buy it on the Sportage
  • The Grand Cherokee Overland's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Grand Cherokee Overland has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 6
Cost 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Sportage Winner: Sportage
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • The best price we've seen is $24,130 cheaper (2.3x less), $18,990 vs $43,120
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • You won't find this in the Sportage , but the Grand Cherokee Overland's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 68.7 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3
  • Almost the same, 54.6 ft3 vs 53.1 ft3
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Sportage Winner: Sportage
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  • The Sportage has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Sportage needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.7 ft vs 37.1 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.7 vs 8.6

Luxury Features

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
Sportage
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Overland's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Grand Cherokee Overland's power seats; not available on the Sportage
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Overland; not available on the Sportage
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Overland; the Sportage only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
Sportage
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Grand Cherokee Overland has more speakers and the Sportage is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Grand Cherokee Overland has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Grand Cherokee Overland; no amount of money can buy it on the Sportage

Cost

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
Sportage
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MSRP $43,120 vs $18,990 The Sportage has a great price, but the Grand Cherokee Overland is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 21 mpg The Sportage has great city mileage, but the Grand Cherokee Overland is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Sportage 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Grand Cherokee Overland's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Sportage 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Grand Cherokee Overland's warranty is very limited

Practicality

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3 The Grand Cherokee Overland has OK cargo room, while the Sportage has very little
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 53.1 ft3 The Grand Cherokee Overland has average-sized front seats, while the Sportage is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1650 lb vs 1340 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Sportage , but the Grand Cherokee Overland's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Sportage has a good number of cupholders, but the Grand Cherokee Overland is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 176 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Grand Cherokee Overland is fairly powerful, but the Sportage is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Sportage has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Overland is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.7 lb/hp vs 17.9 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Overland will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Sportage
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
Sportage
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
Sportage
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Grand Cherokee Overland has a good 0-60 time, but the Sportage is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 126 ft The Sportage has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Grand Cherokee Overland is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.4 s @ 92 mph vs 17.0 s @ 83 mph The Grand Cherokee Overland's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Sportage 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.74 g vs 0.75 g The Sportage has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Grand Cherokee Overland
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Kia Sportage Kia
Sportage
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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2011 Kia Sportage LX 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sportage LX vs Santa Fe

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