2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 kia sportage and 2018 volkswagen tiguan side by side

The new 2018 Kia Sportage is perfect for Edmonton shoppers searching for the perfect combination of versatility, comfort, efficiency and capability. The new Sportage features a host of cargo capacity, a number of high-tech and innovative features, impressive fuel economy and two available engine options.

In addition to interior comfort and under-the-hood power, the popular compact crossover SUV features a bold and exciting exterior design, including the new tiger-nose grille, sleek new headlight design and more. The new Sportage also offers the newly-available Dynamax All-Wheel Drive system for improved performance in all conditions.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Kia Sportage! Take a closer look at how it compares to one of the most popular crossover SUV models on the market: the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. And while the Tiguan has been redesigned and optimized for the new year, it still just doesn't stand up to the Kia Sportage.

2018 Kia Sportage


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Two Engine Options One
240-hp Maximum Power 184-hp
23 City / 30 Highway mpg Fuel Economy 22 City / 27 Highway mpg
$23,500 Starting MSRP $25,345

2018 Kia Sportage Edmonton AB

While the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan looks like it offers more options based on its eight available trim levels (compared to the Sportage's three), a little investigation will show that across all eight trim levels, there is only one engine option available.

And while the Tiguan's 184-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is nice, we like to have options. The new Sportage offers the choice between a 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. As a result, the Kia Sportage also boasts a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds - that's 500 more pounds than the VW Tiguan's capability.

Additionally, the 2018 Sportage has a trophy case that the VW Tiguan simply can't replicate. Most notably, the new Sportage was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS (the Tiguan wasn't). Drivers searching for the most safety and security are encouraged to check out the Kia Sportage and its host of standard and available Kia DRIVE WISE advanced safety technology.

In addition to safety technology, the interior of the new Sportage also offers a host of innovative and high-tech features, including a touchscreen infotainment system with Kia UVO eServices, as well as Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity, available voice command navigation and more!

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Sportage at Kia of West Edmonton today!