Compare 2011 Kia Sportage vs 2010 Hyundai Tucson

2011 Kia Sportage
2010 Hyundai Tucson
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 21 29 $17,930 $18,295
2WD 4-Door LX 22 31 $19,610 $20,295
4WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,060 $21,795
2WD 4-Door EX 22 31 $21,870 $23,295
4WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,280 $24,795
2WD 4-Door SX 22 27 $24,070 $25,795
AWD 4-Door SX 21 25 $25,470 $27,295
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 22 30 $18,296 $18,995
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 23 31 $19,246 $19,995
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS PZEV 23 31 $19,246 $19,995
AWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 21 28 $20,671 $21,495
AWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS PZEV 21 28 $20,671 $21,495
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 23 31 $23,134 $24,345
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited PZEV 23 31 $23,134 $24,345
AWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 21 28 $24,544 $25,845
AWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited PZEV 21 28 $24,544 $25,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,930
$18,296
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Kia hits game reset, and gives the 2011 Sportage an appealing new look and feel. The 2010 Hyundai Tucson doesn't quite take the title of best small crossover, but it handily grabs "most improved" honors.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 173.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 25.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 55.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.31 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.02 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.9
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3157 3179
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07, 3.74 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.54
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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