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Which is Better: The 2019 Hyundai Tucson or 2019 Kia Sportage?

2019 Hyundai Tucson 2019 Kia Sportage Versus

2019 Hyundai Tucson


2019 Kia Sportage

2.0-liter GDI 4-Cylinder


2.4-liter DOHC I-4
23 city / 30 hwy

Fuel Economy

23 city / 30 hwy
133.2 cu. ft.

Interior Volume

129.3 cu. ft.

Serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Washington D.C.

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage compact SUVs are so alike in many ways, but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible to tell apart. The Kia Sportage has a slight edge in horsepower and a simpler, bolder exterior look. The perception among consumers is that the Sportage is a more muscular SUV and the Tucson is more family-oriented. Whatever the truth, the Tucson has a slight advantage in interior space and the Tucson is a less expensive car to buy. The Tucson also has an advantage in the safety features it offers.


If there is an area where the Tucson enjoys an measurable advantage over the Sportage, it’s the comfort of the interior. In the first place, the Tucson has about ten more inches of cargo space when the seats fold down and carry more volume as well. There’s also a cubic foot more with the seats up. In both the front and back seats, the Tucson offers a little more leg and headroom in both the front and back seats. The headroom in the Sportage is 39.3 inches in front and 39.1 inches in back. The legroom is 41.5 inches in front and 38.2 inches in back. The Tucson, by comparison, has 39.6 inches headroom in front and 39.5 inches of headroom in back. The legroom in the Tucson is identical to the Sportage’s. As a result, the .3 tenths of an inch deliver the category of comfort to the Tucson.


Since the Tucson looks slightly more family-friendly than the Sportage, let’s look at the safety features with both vehicles. The driver attention warning sets the Tucson apart from the Sportage. It remembers your driving behavior and then monitors for driving attentiveness and recommends the driver take a break when the ride becomes erratic or a little abnormal. The Tucson also offers lane keeping assist, a front crumple zone, body-side reinforcements, front seat pretensioners, an Anti-theft system, an electronic shift lock system and ignition key interlock. While the Kia Sportage offers a roll-over sensor that deploys airbags, it doesn’t have a driver awareness system. That gives the edge to the Tucson.

Cost to Own

The Tucson starts at $23,200 and the Sportage starts at $23,750, a difference of about $550. Since both cars achieve the same mileage at 23 mpg city and 30 mpg country, the cost of ownership comes down to the price you pay at the dealership, and Tucson wins it by a hair by offering the vehicle at a more affordable price than the Kia Sportage.

Come by Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg and test drive the 2019 Hyundai Tucson and find out for yourself how it compares to the 2019 Kia Sportage today.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2019 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4dr SUV for Sale in inventory


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