Compare 2017 Kia Sportage vs 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Kia Sportage
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage EX AWD 21 25 $25,830 $27,200
Sportage EX FWD 22 29 $24,405 $25,700
Sportage LX AWD 21 25 $23,724 $24,700
Sportage LX FWD 23 30 $22,299 $23,200
Sportage SX Turbo AWD 20 23 $32,375 $34,200
Sportage SX Turbo FWD 21 26 $30,950 $32,700
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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 20 24 $25,892 $26,970
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 20 24 $23,995 $24,995
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 20 24 $35,017 $36,475
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 20 24 $33,120 $34,500
Tiguan 2.0T Sport 4MOTION 20 24 $33,136 $34,580
Tiguan 2.0T Sport FWD 20 24 $31,239 $32,605
Tiguan 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 4MOTION 20 24 $30,762 $32,070
Tiguan 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition FWD 20 24 $28,865 $30,095
Tiguan Limited 2.0T 4MOTION 20 24 $23,012 $23,970
Tiguan Limited 2.0T FWD 20 24 $21,115 $21,995

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,830
$25,892

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,200
$26,970

Monthly Payment Estimate

$453 / month
$450 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
4.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on. The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a roomy crossover SUV, but it's now a nine-year-old design with marginal safety scores and only average handling.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.6 95.4

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.2 35.8

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 39.1

Second Hip Room (in)

51.2 -

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 56.2

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 39

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 55

Front Leg Room (in)

41.5 40.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

64 61.9

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 102.5

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73 71.2

Track Width, Front (in)

63.5 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.8 6.9

Length, Overall (in)

176.4 174.5

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 67.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.1 56.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

30.7 23.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

30.7 23.8

Brakes

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)

12 12.3

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)

11.9 11.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.4 16.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.8 39

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/55HR18 P215/65HR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55HR18 P215/65HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare 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)

3448 3646

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 16 X 6.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

175 @ 4000 207 @ 1700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

181 @ 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)

23 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 20

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.19 3.45

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.80 1.55

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All 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 4MOTION

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

7.7 8.4

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 280

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 140

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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