2017 VW Tiguan vs 2017 Kia Sportage

Finding the perfect vehicle can be quite a challenge, which is why our team here at Pacific Volkswagen is taking steps to make the entire car-buying process easier. We’re providing detailed comparisons to show drivers how Volkswagen compares to the competition. This takes the guesswork out of wondering which vehicles best fit your needs.

This time around we’re focusing on the VW Tiguan. This classic compact SUV is perfect for small families or drivers looking to same on fuel costs while still having plenty of room for extra cargo. We’re going to compare it to the Kia Sportage for this head-to-head battle. It’s important to note we’ll be focusing solely on the base models to keep this comparison even.

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2017 VW Tiguan 2.0T S 2017 Kia Sportage LX
200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium gas) Engine 181-hp, 2.4-liter I4 (regular gas)
8 Number of Speakers 6
Standard Heated Front Seats Available
40-20-40 split-bench Rear Seat Type 60-40 bench

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Tiguan 2.0T S and the 2017 Kia Sportage LX models have quite a bit in common. To start, there are some differences when it comes to performance. The VW Tiguan is slightly more powerful and requires premium gas. The Sportage is less powerful, but it’s slightly more fuel efficient and uses regular gas.

When it comes to standard and available features, these two compact SUVs share a lot of the same features. Both the Tiguan and the Sportage are set standard with the following features: CD player, Bluetooth compatibility, cruise control, cargo tie downs, daytime running lights and low tire pressure indicators. The 2017 Tiguan 2.0T S comes out on top with plenty of standard and available features not found on the base of the Kia Sportage. These include standard speed-sensitive volume, a rear seat pass-through, power trunk release, keyless access and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Drivers will also have options of an available memory seat for the driver. The Tiguan is set with standard heated side mirrors as well, which are optional on the Sportage.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Tiguan are welcome to contact our team here at Pacific Volkswagen for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this compact SUV by scheduling a test drive online today.

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2017 VW Tiguan rear liftgate

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