2019 Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson

 Trying to decide between the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson? You're in the right place! In this comparison, we at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg will show shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle how these models stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior comfort, and safety. Read ahead to learn more! 

Sportage vs Tucson: Performance Specs

As competitively capable crossover SUVs, the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson have quite a bit in common under the front hood. Both models offer two engine options, a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drivetrain. However, the Sportage's equipment just performs better all-around.

The Sportage's standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine makes an impressive 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque while still achieving an EPA-estimated 23 city / 30 highway MPG.1 With the Sportage's available turbocharged engine, you'll have an impressive 240 horsepower and 237 lb-ft of torque to enjoy. With this power, you'll be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds with the Sportage.

The Tucson achieves the same fuel economy as the Sportage with its standard powertrain. However, no matter what equipment you go with in the Tucson, you'll max out at 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

Sportage vs Tucson: Interior Comfort

Both the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson offer five spacious seats. In the front row of both models, you'll have 41.5 spacious inches of legroom while the rear seats in both vehicles offer 38.2 inches of legroom.

The Sportage and the Tucson also offer up quite a bit of packing space. With all five seats up, both models offer 30+ cubic feet of cargo space. Use the 60/40 split-folding capabilities of the rear seats to take advantage of the 60­+ total cubic feet of cargo space the Sportage and the Tucson have to offer.

The Sportage goes one step further to enhance comfort, though, by offering a dual-zone automatic climate control system in every trim level. Unfortunately, this feature is only available in some trim levels of the Tucson.

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Sportage vs Tucson: Advanced Safety Features

The 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson were designed with the wellbeing of you and your loved ones in mind. That's why both models are equipped with a lengthy menu of available active safety features including Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Warning, and Lane Change Assist features.

However, there are a few extra features that the Sportage has to offer but not the Tucson. In the Sportage, you'll have Autonomous Emergency Braking which activates when it detects that you can't get slowed down in time for you to prevent a collision.

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson: The Verdict

After reading through this comparison, the verdict is in - the 2019 Kia Sportage comes out on top in every way. Now that you've had a taste of what this model can do, it's time to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg!

1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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