2020 Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson

When you're on the hunt for a compact SUV for your travels around the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA, area, it's important to find something with powerful performance features, a comfortable interior cabin, and advanced safety systems. Two you may be considering are the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson.

Here at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg we're dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through their Kia car buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make it as easy as possible, we created this handy 2020 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson comparison review. Now, let's see how these two stack up against each other.

Performance Features and Powertrain Specs

To get started, we'll head right under the hood of these two SUVs.

In the Kia Sportage, you're going to get a standard 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine, which produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque capability. This is paired with the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportmatic®, which delivers an exceptionally smooth and easy-to-handle ride.

Over in the Hyundai Tucson, you're going to get a standard 2.0-L Inline 4-cylinder engine, which falls short, only delivering 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque capability.

With the powerful engine found in the Sportage, you'll get a maximum towing capacity of up to 1,653 pounds when properly equipped, while the Tucson maximum towing capacity tops out at just 1,000 pounds.

It's clear that the Sportage is more capable than the Tucson.

Interior Cabin Features

Now, let's head right inside and check our what's going on in the interior cabins.

In the Sportage, you'll get the standard 8.0-inch Touchscreen Display w/ rear Camera audio system, which includes Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration. This means you'll be able to easily connect your smartphone and stream music, make phone calls, and send texts.

Over in the Tucson, the touchscreen measures in at just seven inches, so it won't be as easy to see your navigation or backup camera live stream.

All the trim levels for the Sportage offer available heated front seats, an available Automatic Climate Control system, and an available Dual-Zone Temperature Control system. None of these features are available in the base trim level of the Tucson.

Safety Features

The 2020 Sportage comes with a plethora of standard and available driver-assistant safety features:

  • Standard Auto Emergency Braking & Warning
  • Standard Lane Keeping & Lane Departure Warning Technology
  • Standard Driver Attention Warning
  • Standard High Beam Assist
  • Available Blind Spot Detection Technology w/ Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

The 2020 Tucson offers some similar available systems, but not nearly as many come standard as they do over on the Sportage.

The Verdict: 2020 Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson

While both compact SUVs may be decent choices for your commutes around Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA, it's clear that the Kia Sportage outperforms the Tucson in crucial categories like performance, entertainment technology, and safety.

Here at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg, our goal is to provide our drivers with a fun and informative Kia car buying experience. For more information or to schedule your 2020 Kia Sportage test drive, contact us or stop by today!

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