2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson
2021 Kia Sportage


2021 Hyundai Tucson

Starting MSRP

181 hp


161 hp
175 lb-ft


150 lb-ft
2.4L 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder
23/30 mpg

Max Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

23/28 mpg
2,000 pounds

Max Towing

2,000 pounds

It doesn’t matter if you’re headed around the block in Columbus or across the country in your SUV, you need an SUV that works for your needs. Two of the best vehicles to do so are the 2021 Kia Sportage and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, but which is better for your drive? Celebration Kia Dublin recommends the Kia Sportage for its style and amenities. Let’s dive into this Kia vs. Hyundai comparison. Then feel free to stop in to learn more about the Kia warranty, and we’ll help you finance your next Kia with us when you’re ready!


Kia vs. Hyundai: Performance

Breaking down these two powerful performers, you’ll find that in this SUV comparison, the Kia reigns supreme. You’ve got better fuel economy and a more powerful engine, perfect for making your drive a smoother one in Hilliard. In fact, when you compare the Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson you can expect 20 more horsepower and 25 more lb-ft of torque in the Sportage, making difficult navigation a breeze. Take a look at this detailed breakdown of specs for this Kia vs. Hyundai comparison!

2021 Kia Sportage

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when equipped with trailer brakes

2021 Hyundai Tucson:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped

Kia vs. Hyundai: Features

As for the interior amenities for your Worthington driving pleasure, when it comes to the Kia Sportage vs. the Hyundai Tucson, the Kia is the winner yet again. Both of these cars will give you a 60/40 split folding rear seating arrangement and six speakers of audio goodness standard. The Sportage also offers available dual-zone temperature control, and heated and ventilated front seats on higher Kia Sportage trims and most of these features won’t be available until you opt for the highest trim level Tucson. Take a look at this roster of additions that makes the Kia SUV unique from the Hyundai SUV:

  • Available 320-watt Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound w/ Clari-Fi™ system
  • Parking assist with front and rear sensors
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Kia UVO

And when you consider how generous the Kia warranty is, you now know for sure that Kia simply gives you more for your money.

Celebration Kia Dublin: Your Kia Experts in Dublin

Ready to get a car from the Kia experts? Come on down to Celebration Kia Dublin located in Dublin and take a look at our selection. We’ve got a vast selection of cars and SUVs on our massive lot, so there’s sure to be a Kia model that fits your needs. You can also learn more about the fantastic Kia warranty and we’ll even help you value your trade! If it’s time to buy, just contact us to learn more.

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