Compare 2015 Kia Sportage vs 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

2015 Kia Sportage
2015 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door EX 21 28 $23,780 $25,300
Sportage 2WD 4-Door LX 21 28 $21,021 $21,900
Sportage 2WD 4-Door SX 20 26 $26,213 $28,100
Sportage AWD 4-Door EX 19 26 $25,175 $26,800
Sportage AWD 4-Door LX 19 26 $22,446 $23,400
Sportage AWD 4-Door SX 19 25 $27,598 $29,600
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2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic R-Line 21 26 $36,145 $37,650
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 26 $25,205 $26,255
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 26 $27,121 $28,250
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 21 26 $30,010 $31,260
Tiguan 2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 26 $32,247 $33,590
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic R-Line 20 26 $38,041 $39,625
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic S 20 26 $27,101 $28,230
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE 20 26 $29,017 $30,225
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SE w/Appearance 20 26 $31,906 $33,235
Tiguan 4MOTION 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 26 $34,143 $35,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,780
$36,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,300
$37,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$422 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Kia Sportage is nice to look at and good fun to drive when equipped with the turbo engine; it's proof that crossovers don't have to be uninteresting. The 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan delivers on all of the important small-crossover promises, although it's not as exciting as some other VWs.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 95.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 6.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
64.4 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 23.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.9 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.1
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 12.3
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 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3280 3404
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 19 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 280
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.7 (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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