Compact SUV Comparison: 2022 Kia Sportage Versus 2022 Hyundai Tucson
2022 Kia Sportage or the 2022 Hyundai Tucson?
In the world of compact crossover SUVs, you have many wonderful options to choose from. If you’ve narrowed it down to the 2022 KIA Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, there are several things to know that may help you choose which model is right for you. To begin, know that the starting lineup of KIA begins at a lower price than Tucson, but there are many features available on KIA’s higher trims that will make your choice a little easier.
Outside Design Features
Both vehicles are designed uniquely with different outward appearances. The 2022 KIA Sportage features a smooth, well-sculpted body design and undefined lines, while Hyundai Tucson is crafted with a bolder appearance. Both models offer daytime LED running lights and a spoiler to enhance their modern image. Mirrors are integrated with the turning lights and convenient heated outside mirrors. Some Sportage models have a standard power sunroof and power tailgate. KIA offers another exclusivity with models that include a SmartPower liftgate, outside mirrors that are not only heated but also are power folding with LED turn signals, finished 18-inch alloy wheels, a power sunshade, and a panoramic sunroof. KIA’s slightly shorter wheelbase makes it easier to maneuver in city traffic, while a larger fuel tank keeps you traveling further between fuel-ups with a greater highway cruising range.
Technology and Interior Design
Other features that both models offer include eight-inch screens for information and entertainment, and both are equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and wireless phone charging platforms. The 2022 KIA Sportage offers SynTex seat materials vs. Tucson’s cloth upholstery, and both have a heated seating option for the front row of seats. Sportage comes with an available ten-way power adjustable driver’s seat and the cabin features Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control with more front leg room, which is helpful for taller drivers. Tucson comes in with an eight-way power-adjusted driver’s seat and manual climate control. KIA Sportage also offers Siri EyesFree, LED Interior lights, your choice of a six-speaker sound system, or a premier Harmon Kardon eight-speaker sound system. Your passengers will also appreciate the 17-step reclining rear seats.
These two models are well-equipped with advanced driver-assistive safety technologies, like forward collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, electronic stability and traction controls, and a warning system for driver alertness and attention. You can get the 2022 KIA Sportage with optional smart cruise control systems and the following features exclusive to KIA Sportage, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, blind spot monitoring, collision avoidance, and Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning. The KIA Sportage did score slightly higher on crash tests for the frontal barrier for the passenger side.
If you want to learn more about how the 2022 KIA Sportage would fit into your lifestyle, check out our website or come by Premier KIA of Kenner, serving Kenner, Metairie, and New Orleans. Schedule a test drive so you can decide if this compact crossover fits into your busy world.