2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Kia Sportage


2021 Hyundai Tucson
2.4L 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder
181 hp


161 hp
175 lb-ft


150 lb-ft
23/30 mpg

Max Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

23/28 mpg
2,000 pounds

Max Towing

2,000 pounds


A comfortable and capable SUV can make it easier than ever to stay on top of your busy schedule — but deciding on the right vehicle can be a real challenge! That’s why we’ve gathered the specs to highlight key differences between two popular Kia vs. Hyundai SUVs. Find out what you need to know about both models in the Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson comparison below, and then contact us to schedule a test drive near Live Oak when you’re ready to get behind the wheel.

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson: Performance

To get started on your Kia vs. Hyundai comparison, first consider your priorities and what kind of upgrade you’re looking for with your next vehicle. If engine output and towing capability are key, then you’ll note that the larger 4-cylinder Kia Sportage engine generates an additional 20 hp and 25 pound-feet of torque. Looking for an SUV that balances power with efficiency? Both SUVs do great in terms of fuel use, but the Sportage ekes out some extra miles on the highway. Take a look at the specs:

2021 Kia Sportage

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine 
  • 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway 
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when equipped with trailer brakes

2021 Hyundai Tucson

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine 
  • 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson: Features

So far, we’ve seen that the Sportage has an edge in terms of performance. But how do Kia vs. Hyundai SUVs compare when it comes to your everyday experience behind the wheel, and the comfort of your passengers? Both offer essential amenities like 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a six-speaker audio system as standard, but here again the Sportage delivers more for your money. Enjoy optional luxuries like dual-zone temperature control, heated and ventilated front seats, and more when you hit the road in a new Kia Sportage:

  • Kia UVO
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Parking assist with front and rear sensors
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support
  • Available 320-watt Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound w/ Clari-Fi™ system

Kia vs. Hyundai Warranty Coverage

When you have great coverage, you don’t need to worry about what will happen if you’re involved in a collision, stranded far from Macclenny with a mechanical problem, or in need of routine maintenance. Both the Hyundai and Kia warranty programs offer 10-year/100,000-mile limited coverage for your peace of mind.

Test Drive a New Kia Sportage for Sale in Lake City 

Looking to learn more about Kia warranty coverage or the 2021 model lineup? The team at Rountree Moore Kia is standing by to answer your car-buying questions! Stop by our dealership near Gainesville for a test drive, and we’ll be happy to help you save on your next purchase with a new vehicle special or by applying your trade-in value. Contact us to get started today.

More from Rountree Moore Kia

  • 2023 Kia Sportage Trim Levels

    Which of the 2023 Kia Sportage trims offers the features and capability you desire from your next SUV in Live Oak? Whether you’re comparing the Kia Sportage LX vs. EX or simply looking to learn more about the lineup, the team at Rountree Moore Kia is here to help! Read on for a rundown of all seven Kia…

  • 2023 Kia Seltos Interior

      Are you searching for a small crossover that’s big on personality and designed for comfort? You won’t want to pass up the Kia Seltos! Brimming with practical features and amenities, it’s impressively roomy for an SUV in the subcompact segment. And with five trims to choose from, you’ll have no trouble customizing a Kia…

  • 2023 Kia Sportage Towing Capacity

    Live Oak drivers shopping for an SUV usually value an abundance of interior space for their passengers and cargo. Another important feature for many shoppers is towing capacity, and the 2023 Kia Sportage towing makes it suitable for the needs of many Macclenny shoppers! New Kia SportageContact Us Just how much can the 2022 Kia Sportage…

Rountree Moore Kia 30.178489, -82.6739353.