2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Kia Sportage

Orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and black 2019 Kia Sportage

Car shoppers in the market for a compact SUV with enough room for the whole family and more will find the perfect package on the Gorman McCracken Volkswagen lot – the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. The latest Tiguan offers a spacious, feature-filled interior with seating for seven and a cargo area big enough to carry sports equipment, camping equipment, and more.

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is available in six adventure-ready trims - S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line®, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-line – and eight impressive color options letting you build your perfect SUV. Starting at an affordable $24,295, the Tiguan offers an expansive suite of features, making this compact SUV stand out from the rest. Continue reading to learn all about the latest Tiguan’s features and see how this compact SUV stacks up against the competition in this 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Kia Sportage comparison.

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Kia Sportage
2.0-liter TSI® 16-valve DOHC in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine Standard Engine 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine
8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode Transmission Electronically controlled 6-speed automatic overdrive with Sportmatic®
65.7 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Space 60.1 cubic feet
6 trim levels – S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION® Trim Options 3 trim levels – LX, EX, SX Turbo

What are the differences between the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2019 Kia Sportage?

With its budget-friendly starting price, the 2019 Tiguan provides drivers with flexible rear seating, letting you customize your vehicle’s layout with each drive. The 50/50-split-capable third row lets you expand the Tiguan’s 12 cubic feet of cargo space to 33 cubic feet. Looking for more space? Drivers can fold down the 40/20/40-split-capable third row and expand the cargo area to a spacious 65.7 cubic feet, giving you enough room for any adventure. The competing 2019 Kia Sportage offers seating for 5 passengers with a 60/40-split-capable second row that can expand the cargo area to a maximum of 60.1 cubic feet. The 2019 Kia Sportage is offered in three trim levels – LX, EX, and SX Turbo – at a comparable starting price of $23,750.

The adventure-ready Tiguan is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI® 16-valve DOHC in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that will create 184 horsepower and 221 pounds-foot of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode make driving a breeze whether you want the ease of an automatic, hands-on feel of a manual with Tiptronic®, or edgy performance feel with Sport mode. Whichever mode you prefer, the Tiguan can do it all and get you there every time. The competing 2019 Kia Sportage has a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine under its hood that puts out 181 horsepower with 175 pounds-foot of torque. The 2019 Sportage offers drivers an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic overdrive transmission with Sportmatic® mode.

If you are in the market for your next adventure-ready compact SUV then look no further than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. This vehicle is guaranteed to get you anywhere you need to go, every time. Hop behind the wheel of a new Tiguan and you’ll see why it’s the number one choice for so many drivers.

 

Rear view of orange 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Interior view of 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Interior view of 2019 Kia Sportage
Rear view of red 2019 Kia Sportage