Compact CUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson

Compact CUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage Vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson

If you're shopping the 2020 Kia Sportage, you may be wondering how it compares to other compact crossover SUVs. Well, here at Kingdom Kia, we've compiled a comparison review of the new Sportage and Hyundai's compact crossover, the Tucson.

Before we pit these two crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) against one another, let's review what makes the 2020 Kia Sportage such a popular choice for drivers and families.

Kia's 2020 Sportage is the ideal compact CUV in many ways. First, it boasts a highly versatile and flexible interior that accommodates up to five passengers and 60.1 cubic feet of cargo. Its standard powertrain is both efficient and responsive. This CUV is available with an even more potent engine when the SX Turbo trim is selected!

Kia vehicles are known for providing exceptional value for your money, and the 2020 Sportage is no exception to this well-deserved reputation. The 2020 Sportage LX base trim pairs a low starting price with an impressive standard features list. Included as standard on the new Sportage are alloy wheels, a 181-hp engine, an 8-inch touchscreen display with smartphone integration and a rear camera. Advanced safety and driver-assist technologies like Kia's Auto Emergency Braking & Warning, High Beam Assist and a Driver Attention Warning are also standard equipment.

Thoughtful standard features abound inside the 2020 Kia Sportage, including fold-flat rear seats and a dual-level cargo floor. The 60/40 split-folding rear seat even boasts a 17-step reclining function for maximum passenger comfort!

Now that we've covered a few of the many highlights and benefits of the 2020 Kia Sportage, let's compare it to Hyundai's popular compact CUV, the 2020 Tucson.

Comparing the New Sportage & Hyundai Tucson

The 2020 Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson are similar in many ways. Each offers a roomy interior for up to five passengers and ample cargo capacity. Both come well-equipped with modern technologies like touchscreen displays, smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and automatic emergency braking. Let's look at the many ways that these two SUVs differ, though.

The 2020 Kia Sportage is powered by a 181-hp 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, with an available turbocharged engine that boosts performance further. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that develops an underwhelming 161 hp. Sportage shoppers have a choice of the standard 181-hp engine or Kia's available 2.0-liter turbo-four that puts out an enticing 240 hp. In contrast, the Tucson's available powertrain only matches the Sportage's standard engine, at an identical 181 hp. For more standard and available horsepower and torque, the 2020 Kia Sportage is the right choice!

Believe it or not, but the new Sportage and its larger, more powerful 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine returns greater city and highway fuel economy than the 161-hp Hyundai Tucson. With the responsive 181-hp Sportage, you'll enjoy a performance and efficiency advantage!

Comparing the starting MSRP of the 2020 Sportage and Hyundai's 2020 Tucson, we see that both of these CUVs are highly affordable. However, remember that while they feature similar base pricing, the Sportage comes standard with a level of performance that's only optional on the Tucson! You also get a larger, 8-inch touchscreen in the Sportage LX, compared to the Tucson SE's 7-inch display. Kia's innovative Driver Attention Warning is also standard and helps motorists stay focused on the road ahead.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson and their pricing, specifications and available features:

2020 Kia Sportage
2020 Hyundai Tucson
Kia Sportage LX Standard Vehicle Comparison Hyundai Tucson SE
$23,990 Base Price MSRP* $23,550
181 @ 6000 rpm Standard Horsepower 161 @ 6,000 rpm
175 Standard Torque (lb-ft) 150
30 mpg Highway Fuel Economy 28 mpg
5 passengers Standard Seating Capacity 5 passengers
3,305 Curb Weight (pounds) 3,309
Features On The Kia Sportage
Available Features
Features On The Hyundai Tucson
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Rearview Camera
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Multi-Way Power Driver's Seat
  • Smart Power Liftgate
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Proximity Key with push-button start
  • 8-way power driver's seat
  • Full LED headlights

Experience the New Sportage at our Rolla, MO, Kia Dealership

Kia's 2020 Sportage holds many key advantages over its competition, including the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. With four trims available, there's so much more to discover about the Sportage compact crossover. This is the stylish and affordable CUV that offers a full suite of driver-assistive technologies, courtesy of Kia Drive Wise. Drive with confidence with the available Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Blind-Spot Detection Technology with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

With highly competitive pricing and an extensive selection, now is the time to upgrade to a new Kia like the 2020 Sportage! Turn to our Rolla, MO, auto dealership for a convenient and affordable buying or leasing process! You can start your upgrade to a new Kia here on our website, where we provide our auto loan application, Kia offers and vehicle appraisal service.

Still have questions about the new Sportage, its features, trims and how it compares to the competition? Reach out to our Kia specialists and we'll go over all of your questions and create a customized shopping experience for you!

Kingdom Kia is the Rolla, MO, area's dedicated Kia dealer. We're here for local motorists with not only an immense vehicle selection and driver-friendly prices, but convenient and affordable lease and loan offers, too. Count on us for all of your Kia routine maintenance and parts and accessories needs.

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

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