Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson

The drivers in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville have an exciting decision to make: Should they go with the Kia Sportage or the Hyundai Tucson? With so many great performance, design, and safety features on both, it’s a wonder that anybody is ever able to decide between the two! But, we can help!

That’s why our team here at The Kia Store created this 2018 Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson comparison, for our customers in Kentucky and Indiana. If you’d like to schedule a test drive, get in touch with us!

Performance: 2018 Sportage vs 2018 Tucson

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Kia’s compact SUV allows you to choose between engine options: a 2.4L that delivers 181 horsepower, or a turbocharged 2.0L that kicks out 240.

So…right off the bat, you’ll notice that you’re winning. Plus, you’re able to pair either of those engines with a state-of-the-art 6-Speed Automatic Transmission that delivers the smoothest shifts ever known.

Last, but certainly not least, with the Sportage’s Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, your vehicle will automatically adjust your traction based on those constantly changing road and weather conditions.

Unfortunately, the 2.0L, 1.6L, and 2.4L engines for Hyundai’s compact SUV can only kick out 164, 175, or 181 horsepower, respectively. In other words, that means that even the highest-grade, most expensive of the Tucson’s engines is only as powerful as the least of the Kia’s; zero competition…

Design: Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson

Snow White. Sparkling Silver. Mineral Silver. Pacific Blue. Hyper Red. Burnished Copper. Black Cherry. In the 2018 Kia Sportage, the exterior color options seem practically limitless. On the other hand, in the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the exterior color options seem sorely limited. Which would you rather drive?

Safety in the Sportage and the Tucson

Finally, we’d like to list a few of the potentially life-saving safety features and systems that you’ll enjoy in the 2018 Kia Sportage, from construction to control to braking, and beyond—they’ve got your back.

  • Construction: Iso™-Structure Unibody with Advanced High-Strength Steel Chassis Rigidity
  • Front and Side Airbags: Controlled by an Advanced-Technology Sensor System
  • Control: Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), etc.
  • Braking: Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Antilock Braking System (ABS), etc.
  • Smart: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), etc.
  • Helpful: Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Parking Assist, and others.

While the 2018 Hyundai Tucson does include quite a few high-tech safety features (even some that are comparable to those of its competitor), we’re not nearly as excited about them. We’d go with the Kia.

Contact us right now at The Kia Store to schedule your test drive

The good news is that the Kia Sportage may just fit your lifestyle and needs better than the Hyundai Tucson.

And the great news is that you can test drive it just down the road from Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville. So, regardless of whether you live in Kentucky or Indiana…get in touch with us today.

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