2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. the Kia Sportage

If you're looking for a compact, fun and dynamic sport utility vehicle, the Volkswagen Tiguan and Kia Sportage are considered two of the front runners. Their handling and general road behavior are top among compact SUVs. But when you compare the rest of the specifications of the two SUVs, you realize that the Tiguan is different from the Sportage in terms of space and power while also being more fuel efficient.


In other words, the new 2019 Tiguan is a more complete and balanced SUV than the Sportage with more space and more features combined with an added touch of refinement.


A more powerful engine in the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan


For starters, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque compared to a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque for the Kia Sportage. The difference may seem small, but the difference in torque is really impressive and allows the new Tiguan to offer better acceleration and more confident passing.  Torque is what allows a vehicle to accelerate quickly from a complete stop and this is what sets the Tiguan apart.


It makes the Tiguan feel faster than the Sportage which contributes to improving the driving experience. The new 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is able to exceed expectations at all levels by offering an exceptional selection of versions, some of which offer exclusive equipment such as the Virtual Cockpit, an all-digital instrumentation cluster behind the steering wheel. This cluster gives additional information on the vehicle while adding a touch of luxury to the cabin.


Also, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers more space in the cabin and trunk than the Sportage with its 1,050 liters compared to just under 900 liters for the Kia. Come learn more today at South Center Volkswagen!