2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Hyundai Tucson

One of the fiercest battles being waged in the modern automotive industry is among manufacturers in the crossover SUVs class. Most automakers have at least one model to offer. The new vehicle lineup available at Spitzer Kia Cleveland has a few more than that. Vehicles of this type wouldn’t be so successful if they didn’t all have something offer. It’s the very success this industry segment has demonstrated which makes things so difficult for buyers. A comparison of the 2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 shows the Kia crossover SUV’s commitment to working to be one of the best options available in a class with a lot of them. The 2018 Kia Sorento is on the ground and available for sale or lease in the Spitzer Cleveland Kia showroom.

An area where the 2018 Kia Sportage is able to offer more than the competing 2018 Hyundai Tucson is technology. Independent reviews have praised the base LX model of the current Sportage for being particularly well-equipped. Not only does the 2018 Sportage LX come with rear privacy glass, driver-selectable driving modes and a rearview camera, but it also comes with the Kia UVO infotainment system. Unlike the base infotainment equipment available in the Tucson, owners of the 2018 Sportage LX will be able to pair Apple- and Android-based smartphones to access their favorite apps while behind the wheel. Other high-tech systems include Kia eServices remote capability and emergency services. 

 

 

2018 Kia Sportage Vs. 2018 Hyundai Tucson
2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
181/175 Horsepower/Torque 164/151
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
1,650 lbs. Towing 1,000 lbs.

 

Performance Specs

Spitzer Kia Cleveland customers can choose how much performance they want to have, based on which of the three available trim grades they choose. LX and EX versions have a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line SX Turbo trim pushes the level of performance higher with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and maximum output of 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. Like the 2018 Sorento, the 2018 Tucson has a pair of four-cylinder engine available. The base 2.0-liter, four-cylinder option has a peak output of 164 horsepower and the 1.6-liter engine is turbocharged and tops out at 175 horsepower.

 

A photo illustration of some of the driver assistance systems available with the 2018 Kia Sportage.
An overhead rear right quarter view of the 2018 Kia Sportage.
A photo of the interior of the 2018 Sportage showing how much cargo volume can be used.
An interior photo of the driver's cockpit and infotainment system found in the 2018 Sportage.