The crossover segment has been getting increasingly competitive over the last few years. It provides a spacious, versatile interior without screaming “purely functional” the way a minivan does. Essentially, the crossover is the stepping stone between sedans and full-on SUVs, and people are jumping at the chance to try one out. With the increasing competition among the category, though, selecting the right one can be a difficult task. Pick your perfect crossover using this side-by-side comparison: the Hyundai Tucson vs Kia Sportage.
Hyundai Tucson vs Kia Sportage
Though the Kia Sportage boasts a 2.4L, 4-cylinder engine that matches the Tucson in terms of horsepower (it also puts out 176 hp), this crossover lags in mileage. The Sportage only achieves an EPA-estimated 27 MPG highway on the base model.
The Hyundai Tucson is carefully crafted and features Hyundai’s specialized Fluidic Sculpture to increase efficiency. Plus, automatic headlights with auto on/off and time delay as well as front fog lights are standard in the 2013 Tucson, putting it a step ahead of its competitor.
The Kia Sportage is certainly stylish, there is no denying that. The Sportage is a little bit boxier than the Tucson, but both feature multi-functional side mirrors and have an available panoramic sunroof. Unfortunately, the Sportage falls short – it doesn’t offer fog lights or automatic headlights on its base model like the Tucson.
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