2019 Hyundai Tucson SE
2019 Kia Sportage LX

Hyundai Tucson


Kia Sportage


Starting MSRP



Available Trims


26 MPG

MPG Combined Rating

26 MPG

377.2/492.0 Miles

Total Vehicle Range (city/highway)

377.2/492.0 Miles

102 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

99 cubic feet


Satellite Radio

Not Included

If you're a driver located in Streamwood or Schaumburg and in the market for a new compact SUV, compare the 2019 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2019 Kia Sportage and see which you like best. The experts here at Elgin Hyundai have gone and compared some significant features of both vehicles, including price, MPG ratings, and interior features in order to help you decide. After you've seen all that both vehicles have to offer, come to Elgin Hyundai to learn more about the Hyundai Tucson and even take a test drive with one of our available new models!

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Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sportage: Starting MSRP and Available Trims

The new 2019 Hyundai Tucson has been hailed by Edmunds as a capable SUV with a "wealth of features for the money," and is a vehicle that comes in seven unique trims. Compare this to the three available trims that the 2019 Kia Sportage offers, and it becomes obvious that the new Tucson allows for more customization on the part of the buyer. But for many consumers, the first question will be, "Which is cheaper? The Sportage or Tucson?" Well, the Tucson again comes out ahead with a base-level trim that starts at just $23,200 MSRP, which is substantially less than the Sportage's comparable trim at $23,750.


Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sportage: MPG Ratings and Total Vehicle Range

Another important aspect that many SUV buyers look for in a vehicle is its MPG ratings. Whether you choose the Tucson or Sportage, both vehicles have a combined rating of 26 MPG, and have comparable total vehicle ranges as well:

  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson: 377.2/492.0 Miles (City/Highway)
  • 2019 Kia Sportage: 377.2/492.0 Miles (City/Highway)

So whether you're taking your family on a cross-country trip in your new SUV, or simply hauling groceries from your local grocery store back to your home, each of these vehicles offers great fuel-efficiency numbers.

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Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sportage: Interior Space and Features

These compact SUVs both offer seating for up to five passengers, but the 2019 Tucson actually comes equipped with a bit larger interior. The total passenger volume in the Tucson comes in at 102 cubic feet whereas the Sportage's passenger volume is just 99 cubic feet. For tech-savvy consumers, the Tucson also comes standard with satellite radio capability as well as mobile integration, whereas these are only optional upgrades in the Sportage.

Take a Test Drive with the 2019 Tucson at Elgin Hyundai

With a cheaper price, as well as comparable MPG ratings and even enhanced interior features, it's obvious that the 2019 Hyundai Tucson comes out ahead in our comparison with the 2019 Kia Sportage. If you need more convincing, however, you can always contact us for more information, as well as schedule an appointment to take a test drive with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson at our Elgin-based dealership. For more, browse the entire new and used inventories at Elgin Hyundai, and read about what other Hyundai models come with 4WD and AWD!