The 2017 Kia Sportage family compact crossover is designed for urban adventure. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson offers ample interior space and stylish features.

Between the two, which one is the better choice for modern drivers looking to take friends and family where they want to go?

Breaking Down Differences Between the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. the 2017 Hyundai Tucson

Interior Space and Features

Both SUVs offer outstanding interior design and space for up to five passengers, camping gear, expensive equipment, and more. In terms of volume, it’s about a draw. The Tucson has 31 cubic feet of cargo space versus the Sportage’s 30.7 cubic feet. Both offer the same amount of front and back legroom, comfort in design, sleek interiors, and available heated seating based on the model.

The Kia Sportage offers standard AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM® 6-Speaker Audio System with a touch-screen on every model, plus rearview camera display, BLUETOOTH® Wireless Technology, and hands-free buttons. Similarly, the Tucson offers a standard 5-inch color touchscreen audio with rearview camera and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The biggest differences are most apparent under the hood.

Power and Handling

Fuel efficiency wise, the Sportage stands firm at 23/30 mpg City/Hwy, and the Tucson starts at 26/32 mpg City/Hwy. Both crossovers are adept at quick maneuvering, tight handling, and superior performance in their class against the competition.

However, between the Tucson and the Sportage, Kia is by far the more powerful of the two. For drivers needing to haul heavy cargo, the Sportage powertrains offer a 181-horsepower 2.4-liter engine or a turbocharged 240-horsepower 2-liter engine – both carry more torque and are more powerful than any of the Tucson’s options.

Safety and Awards  

Both the 2017 Kia Sportage and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson earned 5-Star NHTSA Crash Test Ratings as well as a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, but the list goes on and on for the Kia Sportage:

  • 2017 Must Test Drive Vehicle by Autotrader
  • Best Family Car by Kelley Blue Book’s Kbb.Com
  • Kelley Blue Book’s Kbb.Com Best Buy Award Winner
  • One of Edmunds 12 Best Small All-Wheel-Drive SUVs Under $35,000

Learn More About the 2017 Kia Sportage | Jack Daniels in Fair Lawn, NJ

Want to test-drive the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage? At Jack Daniels Kia in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, we have researched all three of Kia’s incredible crossovers so that we can help find the best fit for your next adventure. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff is ready to answer your questions, so stop by today.