2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson
2020 Kia Sportage 2019 Hyundai Tucson
Engine Power
  181 hp 164 hp
Engine Torque
  175 ft-lbs. 151 ft-lbs.
Engine displacement
  2.4 l 2.0 l

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

Serving Wesley Chapel, FL

As you search for a compact crossover SUV that lives up to your high expectations in the areas of value, style, and performance, the Kia Sportage and the Hyundai Tucson may both sit at the top of your list. The 2020 Kia Sportage is in its fourth generation, and it brings a refreshed exterior and a few other improvements to the table. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a third-generation version that also benefited from a recent facelift. Further comparison of these two top picks may help you to narrow down the scope of your search.

High-End Performance

The 2020 Kia Sportage is offered in four trims. The lower three trims are outfitted with a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower. The top trim is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbo 4-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variations are available. All trims come with a 6-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic transmission with overdrive. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is offered in seven trims. The lower three trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that provides you with 161 horsepower. The upper trims feature a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine that generates 181 horsepower. All Tucson trims come with a 6-speed SHIFTONIC transmission with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

Smooth Appearance

The decision about which of these popular crossover SUVs is most appealing is based on personal preference. The Sportage has a smooth, angled hood that rolls into a bowtie-shaped grille. The roof angles downward slightly toward the rear, and black body molding gives the Sportage an athletic look. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson’s hood angles slightly into a hexagonal grille with horizontal bars. It also has black body molding and a similar roofline as the Sportage has. The side panels and tail have a significant definition.


In both of these crossover SUVs, you will find two rows of seating that can accommodate five passengers. The lower trims for both models have cloth seats, and the top trims have power-adjusting and heated leather seats. With numerous trims and optional packages available for both models, you can easily find an SUV that is well-equipped for your needs. Some of the many optional or standard items in both models are a split-folding and reclining rear seatback, a color display screen for the infotainment equipment, Android Auto, USB ports, Apple CarPlay, mounted steering wheel controls, an automatic climate control system, power windows, remote entry, a sunroof, interior lighting, a sound system, numerous assistive safety features and more.

To continue your comparison of these two vehicles, stop by Fuccillo Kia of Wesley Chapel. Our friendly and supportive sales associates are eager to tell you about the 2020 Sportage and to assist with a test drive. This can provide you with first-hand knowledge of the Sportage’s capabilities so that you can make an informed vehicle selection.