Volkswagen Tiguan vs Kia Sportage

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Is it time for a versatile compact SUV to add a splash of fun to your work commutes, errand running, and everything in between? The VW Tiguan and the Kia Sportage are two such SUVs that are sure to pique your sense of adventure while you take on the entire Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg area.

The folks at Faulkner Volkswagen have come up with this helpful VW Tiguan vs. Kia Sportage comparison to walk you through the benefits of each vehicle. Follow along to learn more about the VW Tiguan and the Sportage.

VW Tiguan vs Kia Sportage: Performance

VW Tiguan

As expected, both of these SUVs possess impressive performance capabilities. However, the VW Tiguan has the upper hand in this category with its available 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive feature that heightens stability and traction in the way that it sends power to the front and rear wheels in accordance with changing conditions. Here are the four performance modes within this feature:

  • Snow Mode. In this mode, slipping is avoided and traction is increased because the engine is able to upshift earlier and slow down the power to the wheels.
  • On-Road Mode. Here, you get four additional options that allow you to optimize performance and comfort.
  • Off-Road Mode. Make your way around rougher terrain with confidence in the Off-Road Mode.
  • Off-Road Custom. With this one, you can customize several performance settings to your specific preferences.

Exterior Dimensions

Just like in the case of performance, the following exterior dimensions reveal some distinct differences between these two vehicles. The wheelbase in the VW Tiguan comes to 109 inches and its track width is 64 inches. The Kia Sportage has a considerably more compact wheelbase of 105.1 inches while its track width is 63.5 inches. So far, the VW Tiguan is showing itself to be quite a bit larger.

This theme continues with the remainder of the exterior specs. The VW Tiguan is 185.1 inches in length and is 65.3 inches high. The Sportage is 176.4 inches long and has a height of 64.4 inches. The larger stature of the VW Tiguan gives it a significant advantage because this gives it more overall stability.

Tiguan vs Sportage: Interior Comfort

VW Tiguan Interior

Let’s take a look at the key interior measurements inside the VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage cabins. Both SUVs provide their rear passengers with plenty of headroom at 39.1 inches. However, the Tiguan distinguishes itself over the Sportage with its front headroom that comes to 39.6 inches, whereas the Sportage only has 39.3 inches of headroom for its front seat passengers.

Additionally, with the second row of seats folded down, the Tiguan has a spacious maximum cargo volume of 73.5 cubic feet. The maximum cargo volume inside the comes to a considerably lower 60.1 cubic feet.

VW Tiguan vs the Kia Sportage: The Right Compact SUV for You 

As the above comparison shows, the Volkswagen Tiguan effectively outshines the Kia Sportage with its performance, overall size, and interior comfort. If you’d like to see how the VW Tiguan performs on the Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg area roads, contact Faulkner Volkswagen today to schedule your test drive.