Compare 2014 Hyundai Tucson vs 2014 Kia Sportage

2014 Hyundai Tucson
2014 Kia Sportage
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AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson AWD 4-Door GLS 21 25 $22,047 $22,950
Tucson AWD 4-Door Limited 20 25 $26,297 $27,700
Tucson AWD 4-Door Limited PZEV 20 25 $26,297 $27,700
Tucson AWD 4-Door SE 20 25 $24,009 $25,000
Tucson AWD 4-Door SE PZEV 20 25 $24,009 $25,000
Tucson AWD 4-Door Walking Dead Edition 20 25 $27,690 $28,900
Tucson FWD 4-Door GLS 23 29 $20,633 $21,450
Tucson FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,887 $26,200
Tucson FWD 4-Door Limited PZEV 21 28 $24,887 $26,200
Tucson FWD 4-Door SE 21 28 $22,584 $23,500
Tucson FWD 4-Door SE PZEV 21 28 $22,584 $23,500
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,550 $25,000
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $20,727 $21,600
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $25,105 $26,900
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $24,958 $26,500
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,164 $23,100
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 24 $26,504 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,047
$23,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$25,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A better ride and improved handling should add to the appeal of the 2014 Hyundai Tucson, which carries forward with curvaceous sheetmetal and against-the-grain crossover styling. 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
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.2 174.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.8 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.7 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.7 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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3373 3280
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6200 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4000 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.64
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.16 4.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Kia Sportage
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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