2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2017 Kia Sportage has been on the lot for a little while now, and we've had some time to fully appreciate this small SUV's enhancements in design, fuel economy and cargo space from the previous model year. The Sportage's fellow small SUV, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little newer to lots, but it is a carryover in large part from the 2016 model year. We'll take a look at both and see how their performance, fuel economy and other features compare.

The re-designed and powered-up 2017 Sportage, for starters, can be yours for prices starting at less than $18,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Tiguan is more than $21,000 at competing area dealerships. Not only will you save more than $3,000 with a 2017 Sportage, you also have more available power at your disposal, with a top limit of 240 HP in the SX Turbo trim option, and better fuel economy with a base of 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. The 2017 Tiguan has a substandard 200 HP in all trim levels, and a fuel economy that lags behind with 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.

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2017 Kia Sportage Vs. 2017 VW Tiguan
$17,315 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $21,265 (The Competition)
240 Top Horsepower 200
23, 30 MPG (city, highway) 20, 24
60.1 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 56.1
Yes Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV" Award? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
34.8 Turning Circle (feet) 39.0
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

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"Sporting Chance" is a famous saying that means you're giving your competition a fair chance to compete. And while we play fair when it comes to the vehicles we offer, the 2017 Kia Sportage has more than a few advantages over the 2017 VW Tiguan; besides the edges in HP and MPG with the Sportage, you also have more room for your cargo with 60.1 cubic feet, as opposed to the 2017 Tiguan's 56.1 cubic feet. And you also get more praise and approval from automotive experts, as the 2017 Sportage has been named Cars.com's "Best New Compact SUV," to go along with the good news that it's an IIHS Top Safety Pick (among the most impact-resistant in its class). The 2017 Tiguan has neither of these honors. So while we have given the competition a "Sportage Chance," our crossover still easily tops the Tiguan.

If you would like to save money and also enjoy a superior small SUV with better handling and fuel savings, as well as a longer warranty and a higher level of crash resistance, then you want a 2017 Kia Sportage, which we carry with pride at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL.  We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill.  If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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