2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson
2021 Kia Sportage

vs.

2021 Hyundai Tucson
$23,990

Starting MSRP

$23,700
2.4L 4-cylinder

Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder
181 hp

Horsepower

161 hp
175 lb-ft

Torque

150 lb-ft
23/30 mpg

Max Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

23/28 mpg
2,000 pounds

Max Towing

2,000 pounds

2021 Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson


Whether heading out for an adventure in Collinsville or quick errands around Mascoutah, the right SUV can make your life easier than ever – but which one should you choose? Many customers find themselves torn between the 2021 Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson, and while the Tucson has plenty of great features onboard, it’s the Kia Sportage that pulls ahead for its performance, amenities, and the Kia warranty. Take a look at the Kia vs. Hyundai below, and find out why you should start planning that test drive in a new Sportage!

Kia vs. Hyundai: Performance

Some Smithton drivers prioritize overall power in their SUV, while others prefer a more fuel-efficient experience. But no matter which you prefer, the Kia Sportage has the better specs with its engine configuration. Its larger 4-cylinder engine translates to 20 extra horsepower and 25 additional lb-ft of torque, so you can navigate the roads of Trenton with absolute confidence. And though powerful, the Sportage doesn’t compromise a fuel-efficient performance. In fact, you’ll get an extra 2 miles per gallon on the highway! Take a look:

2021 Kia Sportage

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when equipped with trailer brakes

2021 Hyundai Tucson:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped

Kia vs. Hyundai: Features

The Kia Sportage has the clear edge over the competition when it comes to performance, but what about luxury? Both models include similar amenities like 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a standard six-speaker audio system. However, the Sportage offers additional luxuries like available dual-zone temperature control and heated and ventilated front seats, along with premium exclusives like:

  • Available 320-watt Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound w/ Clari-Fi™ system
  • Parking assist with front and rear sensors
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Kia UVO

When you consider the generous Kia warranty offerings, there really is no competition between Kia and Hyundai.

Take Your Test Drive at Auffenberg Kia

You’ve read all about the Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson, now see why so many customers around the world choose the Sportage every day. Contact us at Auffenberg Kia to learn more about the Kia warranty, or stop by Shiloh to see our inventory in person. Want to shop from home? Learn more about Online Buying + Home Delivery! Explore the Kia Sportage interior features to learn more, or compare it to the Nissan Rogue to get a better idea.

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