Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Kia Sportage

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,414 - $19,757
$20,083 - $22,662

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
181 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI DOHC Turbocharged 4
2.4L GDI DOHC 16V I4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.2 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.5 - 38.7 in.
38.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 - 39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.7 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
73 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3777 - 3858 .lbs
3305 - 3448 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
221 ft. lbs.
175 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 .lbs
1650 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
165 .lbs

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 - 15.9 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 14 mpg
22 - 28 mpg

City

City
21 - 22 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
25 - 30 mpg

Safety Features

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Tiguan
Kia Sportage

Body Style

Body Style
4MOTION - Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5 - 7
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
101.1 - 123.9 ft³.
98.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3777 - 3858 lbs.
3305 - 3448 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 - 24 mpg.
22 - 26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 - 22 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 mpg.
25 - 30 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
165 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
165 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs.
1650 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
2.4 L/144

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59
4.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
2.64

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95
1.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99
3.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33
3.06 - 3.19

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
360
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 - 7.7
6.8 - 8.0

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/65HR17
P225/60HR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR17
P225/60HR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft.
34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.4 in.
12 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in.
11.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.3 - 15.9 gal.
16.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.2 in.
41.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 in.
57.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 - 39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.5 - 38.7 in.
38.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.8 - 55.9 in.
55.1 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
33.8 in.
Not Available

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
27.9 in.
Not Available

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
47.8 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
105.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in.
73 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.3 in.
64.4 - 65.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.2 in.
63.5 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in.
64 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 in.
6.4 - 6.8 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
65.7 - 73.5 ft³.
60.1 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
33 - 37.6 ft³.
30.7 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
12 - 37.6 ft³.
30.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Tiguan
Sportage

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Sport Utility
Compact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4