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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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New 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,150
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,569 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 19 - 23 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sportage than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Kia Sportage offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Sportage will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Kia Sportage has much lower torque than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Kia Sportage, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Volkswagen Tiguan. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Kia Sportage has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Sportage has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sportage than that of the Volkswagen Tiguan.