When it comes to prioritizing your needs and wants in a new vehicle, few automobiles are able to do a lot without a ton of sacrifices like compact crossovers. Equipped with available all-wheel drive, a higher ride height than comparable cars and more cargo and passenger space to make quick work of daunting tasks, compact crossovers empower you to do more and go further than you’d be able to in a car without charging you big SUV gas prices to do it.
Within this segment, however, a few traits are not as common as others. For instance, despite the segment offering a compelling blend of functionality and efficiency, it doesn’t always offer style. Luckily, the 2020 Kia Sportage with its fun exterior and luxurious interior is here to save us from the monotony and homogeny of the class. Up against the 2020 Kia Sportage today is the compact crossover from Kia’s close relatives, Hyundai. Let’s see how the Hyundai Tucson measures up to the forthcoming Sportage.
2020 Kia Sportage
2019 Hyundai Tucson
|2.4L 4-cylinder (181 horsepower)||Standard engine (horsepower)||2.0L 4-cylinder (160 horsepower)|
|240 horsepower||Maximum horsepower||181 horsepower|
|1,650 lbs.||Standard towing capacity||1,000 lbs.|
|Kia – yes||J.D. Power Mass-Market Dependability Leader for 2018?||Hyundai – no|
We’ve gone into depth on the Friendly Kia Blog about how Kia and Hyundai enjoy a unique working relationship that sees them competing in the same spaces for the same market-share despite being very similar companies and sharing some of their assets.
When you compare the 2019 Hyundai Tucson to the 2020 Kia Sportage, however, it becomes clear that Kia is focused on delivering superior value to anybody in the industry even brands to whom they’re closely related.
Looking at the above chart and you see that the 2020 Kia Sportage gives you more standard horsepower, more available horsepower, higher towing numbers and a decadent interior that looks like it could have been pulled out of a vehicle twice the price of the 2020 Kia Sportage.
Adding to this, the 2020 Kia Sportage is made by the brand who won the 2018 J.D. Power Dependability Study and has for four years in a row now. Though Hyundai comes close, it’s just not the same as Kia.
At Friendly Kia, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2020 Kia Sportage. We’re award winners ourselves, having recently been chosen for the 2019 Kia Motors America President’s Club. Given to only 30 dealerships nationwide, this distinct honor recognizes the dealers most obsessed with customer satisfaction.
Contact us today to reserve the 2020 Kia Sportage and we’ll call you when it comes in!