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Compare 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2014 Kia Sportage

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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $22,373 $23,305
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $24,317 $25,330
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 21 26 $28,767 $29,965
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $31,675 $32,995
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $26,193 $27,285
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic w/Appearance SE 20 26 $30,642 $31,920
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $33,553 $34,950
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $26,246 $27,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $35,406 $36,880
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $28,123 $29,295
4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $37,282 $38,835
2WD 4-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers just about everything a compact crossover should, though its a little conservative in style and feel. With up to 260 horsepower on tap and styling that's suitably athletic, the 2014 Kia Sportage shows that practical compact crossover wagons don't need to be so stodgy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 55.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.3 100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.1 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) - 49.1
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 73
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 174.5 174.8
Height, Overall (in) 65.6 64.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.9 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.5 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.1 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 23.8 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.8 26.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 30.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 46.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 31.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 11.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 15.3
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 220 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2200 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3397 3280
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 280 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 182 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.95 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.64
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Tiguan Kia Sportage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 (Est) 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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