8 FACTS Why Hyundai Tucson/ix35 is better choice than Kia Sportage?


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The Hyundai Tucson/ix35 and  Kia Sportage have the same basics, but different character. We will reveal which one is the better choice.

1. Hyundai has Better Resale Value!

Hyundai has one of the best residual value in the industry and is holding its brand`s value very good. Kia has improved but is still far away.



Last year, Hyundai entered top 10 of The Best Resale Value Awards (“Kelley Blue Book”)

2. Hyundai is Over Kia Considering the Brand Awarness

Hyundai is the most growing automotive brand and secured 53rd place in Interbrand`s list. Kia is 34 places below on the TOP 100 list, it`s on the 87th place.

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3. Comfort

Hyundai Tucson/ix35 offers a little bit more space for passengers in the rear seat than the Sportage.

4. Convenience

The Hyundai Tucson/ix35 requires more visits at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, so it is more convenient vehicle.

5. Cost

It is not the same if you pick the Tucson/ix35 or Sportage, it’s not going to cost you the same. There is a different consideration according to the Manufacturer`s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).

6. Dimensions

Kia Sportage is a little bit narrower than the Tucson/ix35, it is easier to get in and out from the Hyundai.

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7. Performance and Consumption

According to towing capacity, the Hyundai Tucson is clearly the better choice over the Kia Sportage for pulling loads that are heavy. Max. Loading space is bigger,

Tucson/ix35 has a slight advantage over Sportage in terms of consumption.

Hyundai ix35

Dimensions and
max. load space -- L

Seat up

Length

Width

Height

1436 591 4.41m 1.82m 1.66m
Fuel Consumption, Emission and Performance

Combined
mpg

CO 2

Max.
speed

0-62 miles

1.6 GDi 2WD ISG 44.1 149 111 11.1
1.7 CRDi 2WD ISG 54.3 135 108 12.4
2.0 CRDi 2WD 51.4 147 113 10.8
2.0 CRDi 4WD 49.6 149 112 11.3
2.0 CRDi 4WD Automatic 39.8 187 121 9.8
Euro NCAP crash test 5 stars

Kia Sportage

Dimensions and
max. load space -- L

Seat up

Length

Width

Height

1,353

564

4.44m

1.85m

1.65m

Fuel Consumption, Emission and Performance

Combined
mpg

CO 2

Max.
speed

0-62 miles

1.6 2WD ISG

44.1

149

111

10.7

2.0  petrol AWD manual

37.2

181

113

10.3

2.0  petrol AWD automatic

34.4

195

112

10.8

1.7  diesel 2WD ISG

54.3

135

107

11.9

2.0  diesel AWD manual

49.6

149

112

10.9

2.0  diesel AWD Automatic

40.9

179

112

11.6

Euro NCAP 5 stars

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8. Warranty

The Hyundai Tucson/ix35 comes with better corrosion warranty from the Kia Sportage.

Bumper-to-Bumper -- Hyundai: 5 years/60,000 miles Kia: 5 years/60,000 miles

Powertrain -- Hyundai: 10 years/100,000 miles, Kia: 10 years/100,000 miles

Corrosion -- Hyundai: 7 years/unlimited miles, VS Kia: 5 years/unlimited miles

Roadside Assistance -- Hyundai: 5 years/unlimited miles, Kia 5 years/unlimited miles

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