2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Burlington NC

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Burlington NC

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2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Burlington NC

2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

The class of smaller SUVs, to which the Kia Sportage and the Hyundai Tucson both belong, is one of the most competitive. The benefit for consumers is that automakers do what they can to produce cars that stand out from the crowd. This year, the Sportage gets some changes to the features that you can get based on trim level. Otherwise, the Kia Sportage stands out for its exceptionally smooth and comfortable ride, its spacious interior, its reduced sound levels on the highway, and its innovative dashboard layout that features a user-friendly layout with a number of appealing design features. There is ample room for both passengers and cargo in the Kia. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson, in contrast, has a slower acceleration rate than the Kia. It also has less cargo space and an interior that’s of a slightly lower overall quality.

Burlington NC - 2019 Kia Sportage's Overview

Exterior – 2019 Kia Sportage

Kia states that the 2019 Sportage “shatters expectations” with its appearance. With a number of impressive standard and available features, that certainly appears to be the case. The Sportage is offered in a total of eight exterior paint colors. All three trim levels have a distinctive front grille, which is a matte-style on the base trim and a glossy black and chrome-accented grille on the top two trims. The Sportage in Burlington North Carolina has chrome-accented windows and chrome-accented door handles on select trims. The Sportage comes with a rear spoiler on all trim levels and roof rails on the top two trims. The mirrors are power-adjustable on all trim levels, and they are also heated on the top two trim levels. Sound-absorbing glass and solar-blocking glass are other highlights of the Sportage. It also gets a power-adjustable liftgate on the top trim level and has variable intermittent wipers. The Sportage gets 17-inch to 19-inch wheels.

Burlington NC - 2019 Kia Sportage's Exterior

Interior – 2019 Kia Sportage in/near Burlington NC

There are three trim levels of the Kia Sportage at Burlington KIA. The base trim of the Sportage gets a six-inch infotainment display screen. This display screen is paired with a five-inch touchscreen that has AM/FM and satellite radio. On the higher trim levels, however, you can upgrade to a seven-inch or an eight-inch infotainment display screen. These are standard on the second and third trim levels, respectively. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on two out of the three trim levels. On the highest trim level, which is the SX Turbo, you can also get a premier Harmon/Kardon sound system with surround sound and eight speakers. Bluetooth is standard on all trim levels, as are 12V power outlets. A USB charging port is standard on the top two trim levels. The Sportage’s push-button start is a convenient amenity, as are its air conditioning and dual-air conditioning features. Cloth seats are standard on the base level, while the others get leather-trimmed seats instead. In comparison, the Hyundai only has leather seats available on two of its total trim levels. Four out of seven trim levels have cloth seats. Dual-zone air conditioning is standard only on the highest trims.

Burlington NC - 2019 Kia Sportage's Interior

Mechanical – Kia Sportage specs in/near Burlington

The 2019 Kia Sportage excels in the area of performance, too. The base engine delivers up to 181 HP at 6,000 RPM in both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. The second engine, which is standard on the top trim, produces up to 240 HP at 6,000 RPM on the front-wheel drive version and up to 237 HP at 6,000 RPM on the all-wheel drive version. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson, meanwhile, has a top power production of 181 HP. Its base engine, which is standard on the two lowest trims, produces just 161 HP.

Burlington NC - 2019 Kia Sportage's Mechanical

Safety – 2019 Kia Sportage dealer

Safety is prioritized in the Kia Sportage at Burlington KIA, which has many standard and available safety amenities. This includes dual-stage advanced airbags in the front and mounted along the sides. Full-length curtain airbags are also standard on all trims. Rollover sensors, which are standard, are designed to deploy the airbags in case the SUV rolls over. Three-point seat belts are another passive safety amenity. Anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and traction control are other highlights of the Sportage. The Sportage also comes with hill-start assist and downhill brake control, which are especially helpful if you are pulling heavy loads. As for driver-assist aids, the 2019 Kia Sportage offers a standard backup camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. Front and rear parking sensors are standard on the top trim and available on the second trim. A surround-view monitoring system is only available on a few trim levels in the Hyundai.

If you’re comparing the 2019 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson, it’s apparent that Kia excels in many areas. The Kia is the more powerful option, which is ideal if you’re looking for off-road adventures or you need a car that can get you quickly to work. With an amenity-filled interior and an abundance of safety features, the Sportage stands out from the crowd. Don’t hesitate to contact our dealership in Burlington North Carolina to learn more about the Sportage, ask about specials, and schedule a test drive. You can do all this online or by giving us a call.

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