Do you have your eye on the 2021 Kia Sportage and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson? We here at Car Town Kia would like to help you determine which one has the potential to be the superior daily driver for your commutes around Frankfort, Nicholasville, and Lexington. To accomplish this, we've put together this side-by-side comparison of the two models. Continue reading to find out which one has what it takes to fit in with your particular lifestyle. 

2021 Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson: Engine Lineup

When you're on the hunt for your next commuter, you'll want to choose the one that can get you from Point A to Point B no matter what challenges you might face along the way. To start, both models remain in the running since they each offer two engine options so you can pick the one that matches your preferences. We'll consider the two Sportage engines first.

The 2021 Kia Sportage comes standard with a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine that supplies a maximum 181 horsepower. The available 2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine provides an exhilarating boost of acceleration thanks to its hefty 240 horsepower.

The standard offering in the Tucson is a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 161 horsepower, while the available 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine produces a maximum 181 horsepower. The numbers make it clear that, although the Tucson comes close by matching the output for the Sportage's standard engine, it simply falls short of the 240 horsepower you can get from the second Sportage power plant. If muscle is what you're after, the Kia Sportage has you covered.


2021 Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson: Safety and Technology Comparison

The Sportage also has your back if you often drive for long hours at a time. Driver Attention Warning is one of the features that will look out for you. It keeps an eye on your driving behavior to watch for signs that you may be drowsy or distracted and alerts you accordingly to suggest it may be time for a break. The Hyundai Tucson is not available with this feature.

Another piece of technology that stands out for the 2021 Sportage is the auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® and compass. Not only does this available feature prevent you from being momentarily distracted or blinded by bright headlights from behind, but HomeLink® enables you to control your garage door as well as other aspects of your home's security from inside your Kia SUV. This feature is another one you won't find in the Tucson.


2021 Kia Sportage vs Hyundai Tucson: Which One Will You Choose?

As you can see from this brief comparison, the Sportage reveals itself to be the better choice due to such first-rate attributes as its unstoppable performance capabilities, advanced safety, and convenient technology.

If you think the roads around Lexington, Frankfort, or Nicholasville are ready for the 2021 Kia Sportage, contact a member of our Car Town Kia team today. We'll get you all set up to take it for a test drive.

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