|2016 Kia Sportage||2016 Hyundai Tucson|
|$18,025 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts at $22,279 (The Competition)|
|2,000 pounds||Towing Capacity||1,000 pounds|
|21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway||Base Miles Per Gallon||23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway|
2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Hyundai Tucson
If you're in the market for a small SUV, then you'll want to take a look at the 2016 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, which are both well-regarded for vehicles of this class. They both combine the handling of a sedan and the power of an SUV, which are qualities people want in vehicles like this. What we'll want to examine more deeply is just how much power the 2016 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Hyundai Tucson have, and why the Sportage has such a significant advantage in that category, as well as in some others.
You might notice the Hyundai Tucson gets 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway, which edges the Kia Sportage's 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. But when you look at the power you're getting from a Tucson, it pales next to the Sportage. The 2016 Kia Sportage begins with a hefty chunk of strength with 182 horsepower in base models, easily topping the 2016 Hyundai Tucson's 164. Even more impressive, the Kia Sportage winds up with 260 horses in the SX trim, which absolutely towers over Tucson's maximum of 175 for its Limited trim.
Besides the power advantage you will enjoy with the 2016 Kia Sportage, the Sportage also can tow twice what the Tucson can, at 2,000 pounds versus the Tucson's maximum of 1,000 pounds. The Sportage will give you added flexibility if you have a lot to move around with you. It comes with praise from the experts, as well, as the 2016 Kia Sportage was named "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study*.
Advantages of the 2016 Kia Sportage
The 2016 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Hyundai Tucson are both affordable, but the Sportage gives you so much more value for your money; the Sportage's base price is $18,025 with Friendly Kia VIP pricing, as opposed to the Tucson's prices at the competition that start at over $22,000 at the base level and hover near $30,000 for the pricier trim options. You'll save a couple thousand dollars for a base Sportage, and if you're looking for cool features like push-button start, which is only available in both vehicles' two priciest trims, you'll save even more money with the Sportage's $21,250 mid-level EX trim (with Friendly VIP Pricing) versus the Tucson's mid-level Sport trim that goes for more than $25,000 at the competition.
If it's sedan handling you desire, the 2016 Kia Sportage has a turning circle of 34.8 feet, the equal of many smaller vehicles, edging out the 2016 Hyundai Tucson's 34.9 feet. You will also have the added comfort and protection the Sportage's side-impact door beams offer, which the Tucson does not have.
Put it all together, and the 2016 Kia Sportage is a more impressive vehicle, with more get-up-and-go power and twice the towing ability of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson. We have several Kia Sportages available on our lot, so check one out today and get ready to enjoy this sporty, yet rugged vehicle. One of the perks we offer is lifetime car washes on-site for all new car purchases from us. So come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.
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*Disclaimer: The Kia Sportage received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study, based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com