2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Hyundai Tucson
Much like regular sedans, crossover utility vehicles come in several different sizes from subcompact up to full-size. While the midsize crossover segment might be the most popular, and the subcompact might be the fastest growing, there are also a host of great compact crossovers out there on the market. If you’re looking for a new compact crossover, we thought we’d make your decision a little easier by comparing our favorite against one of its biggest competitors; pitting the 2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Hyundai Tucson. Both models were redesigned for the 2016 model year, meaning they’re both quite fresh to the market.
|181 HP||Horsepower||164 HP|
|175 lb-ft.||Torque||151 lb-ft.|
|9.2 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||8.9 l/100km|
|2,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
Advantages of the 2017 Kia Sportage
In the table above, we analyze a few key aspects to consider when researching a vehicle like these two. We thought we’d work our way through the table row by row to give you a better idea of how the Sportage and Tucson compare, and in what areas one has an advantage over the other. So for starters, we turned to power, which is an area that the Sportage has a clear advantage over the Tucson, as you can see with one glance at the first two rows.
The Sportage’s engine is capable of doling out 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, which is 17 HP and 24 lb-ft. more than the Tucson can muster. Neither of those are mind-blowing advantages, but they do give the Sportage a leg up. Not only will it allow the Kia crossover to handle a bit more weight, but it will also deliver a more enjoyable experience on the road. However, the advantage does have its disadvantage, as it allows the Tucson to be a bit more efficient – though not much more, as the Tucson only utilizes 0.3 litres less fuel per 100 kilometres.
Finally, as we mentioned, the Sportage is able to handle more weight than the Tucson, and that manifests in its extra 500 pounds of towing capacity. So if you ever need to haul something along with you, you’ll be able to haul more weight in the 2017 Kia Sportage. Be sure to schedule a test drive so you can come experience the crossover for yourself.