2024 Tucson vs. 2024 Sportage in Tuscaloosa, AL

2024 Hyundai Tucson vs 2024 Kia Sportage

The compact crossover market has so many excellent choices. That’s because compact crossovers are suitable for urban and rural commuting. They offer enough space and practicality and can fit in tight parking spaces. They can nip around tight streets but still perform well on the highway. Let's take the 2024 Hyundai Tucson and the 2024 Kia Sportage as examples.

In this Tucson vs. Sportage comparison, we’ll look at both vehicles in terms of interior, performance, and safety offerings. It will be a very close competition because these two vehicles are siblings. They share the same platform and powertrain. However, they are very different in other areas.

The 2024 Tucson has received some safety and interior comfort updates over the previous model year. It now has rear-side airbags and steering wheel haptic feedback for some safety systems. The new Tucson also has upgraded 64-color ambient lighting on higher trims. On the other end, the 2024 Sportage received some minor updates.

Still finding it hard to choose? Come to Tuscaloosa Hyundai in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our team will show you the 2024 Tucson and explain everything you need to know about it. You can even take it for a test drive and see its many capabilities.

Interior Comparison

The 2024 Tucson offers more interior space than the 2024 Sportage, showcasing its first win despite sharing the same platform. Five adults will be more comfortable in it as a result. The trade-off is a negligible reduction in trunk space. This is easily addressed by split-folding rear seats, which are present on both crossovers. You'll also have many cup and bottle holders, while higher trims also get rear USB charging ports.

The 2024 Tucson and the 2024 Sportage come outfitted with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on all trims, dual-zone climate control, and digital instrument clusters. You can also get powered front seats, wireless phone charging pads, and 64-color ambient lighting on higher trims of the 2024 Tucson. Plus, you can opt for a Bose speaker system and Hyundai’s digital key smartphone app. The latter allows you to use your smartphone as the key fob for your 2024 Tucson.

The lower trims of the 2024 Tucson offer an 8.8-inch touch screen, which is larger than the 8-inch unit found on lower 2024 Sportage trims. Both compact crossovers have 12.3-inch units as you venture up the trim range. However, the larger screen is available in more trims of the 2024 Tucson.

Hyundai Tucson Interior

Hyundai Tucson Center Console Hyundai Tucson Steering Wheel Hyundai Tucson Trunk space

KIA Sportage Interior

KIA Sportage Center Console KIA Sportage Steering Wheel KIA Sportage Trunk space

Performance Comparison

The 2024 Tucson and the 2024 Sportage come with the same powertrain choices. Their base engine is a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine develops 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel-drive is available as an option.

The 2024 Tucson and the 2024 Sportage also offer the same powertrain in their respective hybrid guises. Both compact crossovers come with regular and plug-in hybrid variants. The hybrid system is identical, consisting of a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor. There’s a six-speed automatic transmission to send power to the wheels.

The regular hybrid develops 226 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in either vehicle. Choosing the plug-in hybrid variant bumps power to 261 horsepower while torque remains the same. However, the 2024 Tucson comes with all-wheel-drive on either hybrid. The 2024 Sportage only offers all-wheel-drive for the plug-in hybrid. The 2024 Tucson and the 2024 Sportage can each tow up to 2,500 pounds in non-hybrid guise or 2,000 pounds in hybrid guise. These figures are trim and spec-dependent.

Safety Features Comparison

The 2024 Tucson and the 2024 Sportage offer an outstanding set of standard safety features. They both have automated emergency braking, airbags, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Buyers can also choose optional adaptive cruise control. However, the 2024 Tucson does add haptic feedback for some driver-assist systems and rear-side airbags.

Find the 2024 Hyundai Tucson in Tuscaloosa, AL

The 2024 Hyundai Tucson is the clear winner of this Hyundai vs. Kia comparison. It’s a very close competition, but the 2024 Tucson has a more spacious cabin and better standard safety features. That’s why you should check out the new Tucson as soon as possible. You can do that by visiting the showroom of Tuscaloosa Hyundai in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our friendly and experienced personnel will walk you through the car’s many features. We can also arrange a test drive so you’ll see how perfect the 2024 Tucson can be.

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