Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sportage
Currently, there’s an extensive selection of SUV models to choose from, although the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage remain popular choices. In some ways, these two cars are very similar, although not identical. So, how do they compare in terms of design, features and overall driving experience? Let’s find out.
The Hyundai Tucson is an ideal family SUV sized above its sibling, the Hyundai Kona. A Hyundai Tucson lease offers a spacious five-seat interior with high-quality materials throughout. In comparison, the Hyundai has greater headroom and legroom than the Kia Sportage, especially in the rear passenger space. This makes it feel slightly more spacious and is particularly good for tall passengers. Also, the latest Hyundai Tucson offers an impressive boot size, which is quite a bit bigger than the Kia Sportage. Hyundai has also maximised the space in this car by adding plenty of storage compartments.
As for fuel efficiency, both of these SUVs offer around the same figures. Unlike the current Kia Sportage, this Hyundai car doesn’t have diesel powertrain available. However, the Hyundai Tucson does have a decent engine range including hybrid models. Both cars are still awaiting a fully electric version, but this doesn’t appear to put many drivers off. Also, it seems Hyundai are very confident in their vehicles, and all new Hyundai vehicles get a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty with them.
If you’re looking for an easy to drive SUV with comfortable seating and excellent visibility, then a Hyundai Tucson lease is worth considering. For a sportier version, you could lease the new Hyundai Tucson N Line. We particularly like the sporty N Line seats, as well as the remarkable panoramic sunroof. Externally it features an exclusive N Line grille and sportier 19” alloy wheels.
The Kia Sportage is one of the brand’s flagship models. This premium-looking SUV with an affordable price tag proves particularly popular with families. In terms of interior space, the Kia Sportage is generally on par with most rivals, although its marginally smaller than the Hyundai Tucson. That said, we like that the Kia Sportage has a practical interior and offers a decent level of standard equipment. All trims for the Sportage now come with a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors as standard. As expected, range-topping models come with additional luxurious features, such as a surround-view camera.
As for safety, both of these SUVs achieved a Euro NCAP Safety Rating of 5 stars. This is not really surprising though as both cars have plenty of safety features available. Like Hyundai, Kia also appear confident in the reliability of their vehicles. In fact, the Kia Sportage has the bonus of an additional two years, as all Kia models come with Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard.
The current Kia Sportage model is available in both petrol and diesel powertrain. Although, the fifth-generation Kia Sportage, expected in 2022, will be available with four different powertrains. Like the Hyundai Tucson, the new Kia Sportage will have hybrid options, making them more efficient, while also remaining powerful. If you’re looking for a fully electric car though, the Kia e-Niro might be a better option for you. Having received various awards worldwide, this practical family car combines phenomenal range, practicality and excellent styling.
Both of these SUVs are great options and it’s easy to see why you would choose one of them as your next lease car. However, considering all we know about these cars, we feel the latest version of the Hyundai Tucson comes out on top. In particular, the Hyundai Tucson gets you an excellent all-rounder with class-leading boot space. However, we're looking forward to seeing the new Kia Sportage hit the roads in the coming months.
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