2013 Hyundai Tucson vs 2013 Kia Sportage

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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

Performance

2013 Hyundai Tucson
The Hyunadai Tucson’s 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine puts out a whopping 176 horsepower. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that it still maintains an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway, making the Tucson a more efficient crossover than the Kia Sportage.
2013 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.

Exterior

2013 Hyundai Tucson

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.

2013 Kia Sportage

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.

 

Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty

2013 Hyundai Tucson
The warranty coverage provided by Hyundai is just downright hard to beat, but the Sportage comes close. The 2013 Tucson is covered for 5 years/60,000 miles, identical to the Sportage’s basic coverage. The extended coverage is the same as well, but the Tucson shines in Roadside and Rust coverage, offering a 5 years/Unlimited miles roadside and 7 years/Unlimited miles rust warranty.
2013 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage does a good job of keeping up with the Tucson in terms of warranty coverage. Their basic warranty holds up to Hyundai’s, and their extended 10 year/100,000 mile warranty matches as well. However, the Sportage squeaks in just under the bar with only a 5 year/60,000 mile roadside coverage and a 5 year/100,000 mile rust warranty.

 

Have you test driven the new Tucson? What do you think, does it hold up against the Sportage? We want your opinion! Leave your comments below and tell us more about your favorite crossover.

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