SUV Market in Pakistan

The SUV market all over the world is witnessing new additions in the SUV club. Those additions are from the best and well-reputed automobile companies i.e Tucson from Hyundai and Sportage from KIA.  Here in this article, you are going to have Hyundai Tucson vs KIA Sportage comparison.

Sportage has shaken its competitors as from the last year, it is the best hot selling SUV in Pakistan. It has come up with new modern features at a very reasonable price. 

Whereas the Hyundai threw their cards on the table in August 2020 by unveiling Tucson which was actually to be launched in June 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As, all you know that Hyundai is the parent company of KIA, so there are many similarities in both cars. Tucson and Sportage, both are from Korea. Both of them, around the world, are achieving success. 

The features and conveniences offered are almost the same and are also in the same price range. Keeping in view all these things, the competition between Hyundai Tucson vs KIA Sportage is definitely tough. However, here you will get to know some distinguished attributes that will help you purchase the best.

Before digging into the comparison of Hyundai Tucson vs KIA Sportage, here is something you need to know. Hyundai Tucson is launched in 2 variants whereas KIA Sportage is offering 3 variants. 

Hyundai Tucson Variants

  • FWD (Front-wheel-drive) GLS Sport
  • AWD (All-wheel drive) Ultimate.

KIA Sportage Variants

  • Alpha
  • FWD
  • AWD

Dimensions

It is a fact that both the cars are having the same sedan-based frame and by the human eye, their measurement looks the same as well. But due to the difference in design, the measurement is slightly different. Here you will get the dimensions of both SUVs:

Measurements (inches)TucsonSportage
Body Length176.3781751.378
Width72.8346573.0315
Height65.1574864.37008
Wheelbase105.1181105.1181
Ground Clearance6.771656.77165

Engine

Prior, we have mentioned that both the Tucson and Sportage share a lot of similarities and both are from cousin companies. So this is the reason that they are having the same 1999cc engine with 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Tank

Both the SUVs have the same capacity of fuel tank i.e 16.4 gallons.

Fuel Average

The Hyundai Tucson comes up with two engines.

  • 161hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • 181hp 2.4 liter four-cylinder

The lesser capability engine gives 23 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The 2.4 liter gives 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. 

If you are seeking AWD variants of 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter, then they give 22 in the city, 25 on the highway, and 21 in the city, 26 on the highway respectively. 

Same like Tucson, Sportage also furnishes its customers with two engines.

  • 185hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • 240 hp 2.0-liter turbo

The variant having 2.4-liter four-cylinder gives 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway while the 2.0-liter turbo gives 20 in the city and 28 on the highway.

If you add AWD in 2.4-liter and 2.0-liter, the milage will go 22 for the city, 26 on the highway, and 19 in the city and 24 on the highway respectively.

Weight (lbs)

The Hyundai Tucson is of 3732 lbs while the KIA Sportage is of 3765 lbs.

Features and Specifications

There are very few features and specifications in which both cars differ. So here is a table of features that you will get in both cars.

Features and SpecificationsTucson (Ultimate)Sportage (AWD)
Parking AssistYesYes
Central Power Door locksYesYes
Backup CameraYesYes
Downhill and Hill-start brake assistYesYes
Electronic Parking BrakeYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Driver & Front Passenger AirbagsYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargerYesNo
Auto Defogging SystemYesYes
Puddle LampYesNo
Cooled Glove BoxYesNo
Rear USB ConnectivityYesYes
Reclinable Rear SeatsYesYes
Key-less Entry and GoYesYes
ABS Brakes with EBD & BAYesYes
Immobilizer System and Burglar AlarmYesYes
Power TailgateYesYes
Lumbar Support Adjustment
YesYes
Speed Sensing Auto Door-lockYesYes
Seating Capacity55
Basic Warranty5 year/60,000 miles
5 year/60,000 miles

Here it is important to mention that the KIA Sportage Alpha variant is lacking some of the above-mentioned specifications and features that are present in Sportage AWD.

Pricing of KIA Sportage and Hyundai Tucson

The prices of Hyundai Tuscon and KIA Sportage were the same but now there is a sudden increase of 2 lac rupees in the Hyundai Tuscon. Keeping in view this step of Hyundai, KIA is getting a big edge in the market. Whereas, KIA is also having the benefit of its least variant of Sportage i.e Alpha,  because it is much cheaper than of Sportage FWD and Sportage AWD. Down here, you will get the prices of both the SUVs.

  • Hyundai Tucson
    • GLS Sport (FWD) costs for Rs. 5,099,000/-
    • Ultimate (AWD) costs for Rs. 5,599,000/-
  • KIA Sportage
    • Alpha’s price is Rs. 4,399,000/-
    • FWD’s price is Rs. 4,899,000/-
    • AWD’s price is Rs. 5,399,000/-

Bottom line

From the article, you will surely have come to know that both cars differ slightly from each other. There is no big difference. Both cars are having a beautiful interior with hard-wearing fabrics on seats. A little edge goes to Tucson who’s having a dedicated place for sunglasses. 

Hyundai and KIA, both the brands are good and are competitors too. It is very difficult to go for one because both value for your money and safety and are reliable too. If you love to use things easily then you must go for Tucson for having more buttoned-up options and if you are having a craze for power, then you should rely on Sportage 2.0-liter turbo engine. 

Written by: Sarim Chaudary

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