While one might be tempted to assume that the 2015 Kia Sportage vs 2015 Hyundai Tucson comparison would yield fairly similar results in terms of overall ownership experience, there are in fact a number of key differences, particularly when looking at the base trim level for each of the two family crossovers.
Here we uncover some of the major differences between the 2015 Kia Sportage and the 2015 Hyundai Tucson by looking at the two models at their most standard offering: the Sportage LX and the Tucson GLS, both with front-wheel drive and 6-speed transmission. The first thing you’ll notice is that the price is nearly identical. The difference is so negligible that on a monthly-payment level you’d scarcely pay a few more dollars in most cases for the 2015 Kia Sportage. How else do the two differ? That’s where things get interesting.
2015 Kia Sportage Kenosha WI
The key difference is in the capability. At 182 horsepower and 177 pound feet of torque, the Sportage offers a significant power advantage over the base Tucson’s 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Higher trims on the Tuscon offer something more along the lines of what the base Sportage offers, but for a price. At the standard level, the 2015 Kia Sportage packs more value from a powertrain perspective, and it shows in the towing capacity as well as the overall driving experience. How much of a hit does the Sportage’s fuel economy take for its superior power? A single mile per gallon on the combined scale.
If you’re interested in learning more about the 2015 Kia Sportage or taking it out for a test drive with us here in Kenosha WI, call or visit Palmen Kia today. We’ll be glad to tell you more about this excellent pick for area families.