When it comes to sporty compact SUVs, the 2022 Kia Sportage and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson are two of the most popular choices that come to our minds. Both crossover SUVs offer exceptional performance, modern technology, and enough room for the whole family, making it quite challenging to zero in on just one. If you find yourself split between the two, our team at VanDevere Kia in Akron, OH, has put together a comparison review between the 2022 Kia Sportage and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson to determine why the 2022 Kia Sportage makes more sense.
2022 Kia Sportage
2022 Hyundai Tucson
|No. Of Available Powertrains
|2.4-liter Inline 4-Cylinder or 2.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder
||2.5-liter Inline 4-Cylinde5|
|181 hp - 240 hp||Horsepower|
|175 lb.-ft. - 260 lb.-ft.||Torque||178 lb.-ft.|
Between the 2022 Kia Sportage and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, you'll see that the Sportage gives you the advantage of not one but two powertrains – a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine on the top-of-the-line SX Turbo Trim. On the other hand, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes with a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine across the board, which, although makes more power and torque than the Kia Sportage's base engine, is still no match for Kia's 2.0L turbo engine, which produces 240 horsepower along with an impressive 260 pound-feet of torque. The Sportage also gets a bigger 16.4-gallon fuel tank which should come in handy during long weekend drives.
Both the Sportage and the Tucson come with available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) systems and a feature-packed interior including an 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, available wireless charging, and much more. However, drivers looking for a comfortable ride for their passengers will enjoy the more generous seating in the Kia Sportage with better legroom, shoulder room, and hip room than the Tucson. The Sportage is ideal if you plan to use the SUV for mostly urban commuting, but it can take on the occasional off-road adventure just as well, especially if you opt for the Nightfall Edition.
The Sportage also features standard Kia Drive Wise Safety Technologies with standard safety features like:
With its more fantastic choice of powertrains and identical feature-set at a lower MSRP, the 2022 Kia Sportage trumps the 2022 Hyundai Tucson in our comparison.
If you're interested in learning more about this crossover SUV in the Akron, OH area, get in touch with us or schedule a test drive using the form below!