2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Kia Sportage

vs.

2021 Hyundai Tucson
$24,090

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

Choosing the right SUV to accompany you on Corona drives is absolutely crucial. Between the 2021 Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson, which one should you choose? While both options are absolutely valid, it is the Kia Sportage that is the better choice when it comes to performance, amenities, and Kia warranty. Compare the Kia vs. Hyundai below with Riverside Kia, and plan a test drive in the Corona area today!

Kia vs. Hyundai: Performance

Some drivers prefer stronger engine power, while some other Fontana drivers prefer a more fuel-efficient vehicle. No matter which you prefer, the Kia Sportage has the more impressive specs and engine configurations. The larger 4-cylinder provides 20 extra horsepower with 25 extra lb-ft of torque over the Tucson. At the same time, the Sportage’s fuel economy is nothing to sneeze at either. In fact, you’ll get an additional 2 miles a gallon on the highway! Compare some of the performance specs below:

2021 Hyundai Tucson:

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

2021 Kia Sportage

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

Kia vs. Hyundai: Features

So, while the Kia Sportage wins over the Tucson when it comes to performance, how does it compete when it comes to luxury features? Both features include 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a high-quality speaker system. However, the Sportage provides additional features that give the vehicle a luxury edge over the Tucson, including:

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

Also consider the generous Kia warranty offerings with our finance department, which further put the Sportage over the Tucson.

Take Your Test Drive at Riverside Kia

Now that you’ve compared the Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson, it is apparent that the Sportage has an advantage when it comes to luxury features and performance specs. Contact Riverside Kia near San Bernardino to see our inventory in person. Learn more with us today!

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