Model Comparison: 2019 Hyundai Tucson vs 2019 Kia Sportage

Key Differences between the two beautiful Compact SUVs

When we compare 2019 Hyundai Tucson features with those of the 2019 Kia Sportage, we see a lot of similarities and a lot of differences. The differences are key, with the slightly larger Tucson paying off with more roominess and comfort as a result. Not to mention with fuel economy, safety, and other important factors.



 2019 Hyundai Tucson


 2019 Kia Sportage


 Headroom (front/rear)


 1,005mm / 995mm


 997mm / 993mm


 Legroom (front/rear)


 1,129mm / 970mm


 1,053mm / 970mm


 Cargo capacity


 1,754 liters


 1,703 liters


 Max payload


 516 kg


 454 kg

In safety, the 2019 Tucson also comes out ahead. Several standard features in the Tucson are either unavailable or only available with upgrades in the Kia Sportage. Things like: 

  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • And a 5-Star NHTSA crash test rating

Everything on that list is standard in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson as features whereas they aren't even possible with the Kia Sportage. Here are some more key metrics for comparison: 

This doesn't include other standard features present on the 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Toronto versus the Sportage. Things like side mirror indicators, roof rails, and underbody protection. Or advanced infotainment with apps control, speech text messaging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a lot more. 

With identical warranties, similar fuel economy ratings, and strong engines in either option, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is just a no-brainer overall. It has a refined drive quality, a quiet interior, a great look, and a strong sense of self. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Toronto is a standout choice that is easily made once it's driven.


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