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 SUV 2WD Small SUV 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

Height, Overall (in)

64.4 67.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.9 61.9

Wheelbase (in)

103.9 102.5

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73 71.2

Track Width, Front (in)

63.3 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.8 6.9

Length, Overall (in)

174.8 174.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

26.1 23.8

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

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.8 39

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

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 19 X 9

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 280

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 140

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

177 @ 4000 207 @ 1700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

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

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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