If you’re shopping for a compact SUV, then the 2022 Kia Sportage and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson are probably both on your radar. Both are sporty-looking options, with spacious interiors and savvy technology. But which one is the better buy? Here are some factors to consider.
In a compact SUV you’re probably looking for something with a bit of pep, and you’ll definitely find more of that in the Sportage. The Tucson’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 187 horsepower, while the Kia Sportage SX Turbo boasts a 237-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four. To get that kind of power in the Tucson necessitates a pricy upgrade to one of its hybrid models.
Both the Sportage and Tucson seat five people in their two rows. The Kia wins for cabin quality, with its high-quality finishes having been compared to that of an Audi. Both have intuitive infotainment systems with sharp graphics, but the Kia’s offers easier driver access. The Tucson’s higher trim levels trade out the physical buttons and knobs for a touch-sensitive panel that’s much more difficult to operate while driving.
The starting price for a 2022 Kia Sportage is $25,305 vs. $26,245 for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Their highest trim levels, the Sportage SX Turbo and the Tucson Limited come in at $34,965 and $36,595 respectively. The Sportage comes in only four trim levels, making choosing the right one a bit simpler. The Tucson offers several upgraded models that tack on a few couple thousand dollars for what’s essentially nothing more than an appearance package. Given the premium quality interior that comes standard in the Sportage, it’s clearly the better value.
If you’d like to test drive a new 2022 Kia Sportage, come take a look at one of the many options we have here on the lot at Dennis Eakin Kia. We’d love to show you more of the features this compact SUV offers. Don’t forget to take a look at our current offers and incentives to see how you could save on your next vehicle.