The Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage are similar, but in this vehicle comparison, we'll show drivers like you in the Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Chalfont area the differences between these two midsize SUVs.

Power and Performance

Both the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage feature four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engines with dual continuous variable valve timing. However, despite the almost identical engines, each SUV offers different fuel economy. The Hyundai Tucson gets an EPA-estimated 23 city/31 highway mpg, which is an advantage over the Kia Sportage, which only gets an estimated 21 city/28 highway mpg.

Space and Seating

Regarding interior space, the Hyundai Tucson offers 39.6 inches of headroom and 41.5 inches of legroom for you and your front passenger. It also offers 31 cubic feet of cargo space that increases to 61.9 cubic feet when the seats are down-ample room for gear for vacations and sports or for groceries.

The Kia Sportage only offers 39.1 inches of headroom and 41.1 inches of legroom in the front. As far as cargo space, it has 26.1 cubic feet, but that number increases to 54.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

When it comes to space and storage, the Hyundai Tucson clearly offers more than the Kia Sportage.

Technology and Entertainment

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with Bluetooth® and audio steering wheel-mounted controls. The entertainment system offers six speakers with AM/FM radio, SiriusXM, and CD/MP3 capabilities. The SUV also features a 5-inch color touchscreen display for audio.

The 2016 Kia Sportage contains a six-speaker audio system that features AM/FM radio along with Bluetooth® connectivity and auxiliary/USB inputs with external media control.

Safety Features

With the easy handling and smooth powertrain of the Hyundai Tucson, it makes for a safe and easy ride. It has extensive safety features, and its 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) makes it one of the safest and most trustworthy SUVs.

The Kia Sportage only received a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA and received a poor rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for small overlap front test results. It was also criticized for its poor outward visibility.


In this vehicle review, we showed you the differences between the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage. In terms of fuel economy, interior cargo and seating dimensions, and safety ratings, the Hyundai Tucson has a lot to offer.

Schedule a test drive for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson today at Fred Beans Hyundai, proudly serving drivers like you in the Doylestown, Warrington, and Chalfont area.

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