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Kia Sportage Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA, Drivers


2021 Kia Sportage


Sportage vs. Honda CR-V

Pick The Compact Crossover SUV That Is Better Equipped!

Are you looking for a new SUV in Augusta, GA, that does it all? Then you're looking for the new 2021 Kia Sportage compact crossover. This crossover SUV comes with it all the features and amenities you want as you'll gracefully cruise over a variety of terrain types and in any weather conditions thanks to the available all-wheel drive. And with the modern safety features, enjoy peace of mind as your cruise around Evans, GA, in the stylish new Sportage. Visit with our auto sales team at Kia of Augusta now for an SUV that's as adventurous as you!

Compare These Two Crossover SUVs Now

The new Kia Sportage is a highly regarded vehicle in its class. Its reputation for providing a safe, quality ride at an affordable price has made it a class fixture for decades. Beyond just features and value, however, this Kia has a unique and charming personality that drivers aren't likely to experience with class rivals like the Honda CR-V, against which the Sportage is compared today. Let's see how these two compact SUVs measure up against one another:


2021 Kia Sportage VS 2021 Honda CR-V
$23,990 Starting MSRP* $25,350
240 hp Max Available Performance 190 hp
2,000 lbs Max Tow Rating 1,500 lbs
Standard 10-Year / 100K-Mile Powertrain Warranty Not Available
Automatic Transmission CVT

Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson Comparison for Augusta, GA, Drivers

Which Compact SUV is Better for Augusta, GA, Drivers?

Small crossovers and SUVs are the ideal vehicles for many drivers and families. We don't say that lightly here at Kia of Augusta, but if you think about what most drivers are looking for in their daily mode of transportation, it makes perfect sense. Drivers want safety, comfort, convenience and interior space for passengers and cargo, plus enough power to be able to pass confidently -- all balanced by the efficiency that doesn't require semi-weekly trips to your local fuel station. That may sound like you are asking for a lot, but with the new Sportage, you get all that and more!

A Specific Design for Both Models

Two new vehicle models that deliver a healthy combination of virtues in a neatly-packaged design with a comfortable interior are the compact crossover SUVs from Kia and Hyundai. Both the 2021 Kia Sportage and 2021 Hyundai Tucson are built from the ground up, with the driver's and passenger's comfort and convenience as a central focus. But, which is better for you and your wants and preferences? Let's compare them to see!

Explore Similarities Between These Compact SUVs

Both the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson bring their strengths to the table. Kia designed the Sportage to give individuals, couples, and families a dynamic and fun vehicle they can enjoy driving around town or on the highway. The Tucson seems better suited as a reliable rental option with some omitted features that could wind up being missed by drivers down the road.


2021 Kia Sportage LX VS 2021 Hyundai Tucson SE
$23,990 Starting MSRP* $23,700
23 City / 30 Highway EPA-Estimated MPG** 23 City / 28 Highway
181 @ 6000 RPM Horsepower 161 @ 6200 RPM
175 @ 4000 RPM Torque 150 @ 4700 RPM
240 hp Max Available Performance 181 hp
Available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive Not Available

Compare the Active Safety Systems in Augusta, GA

Active safety systems are features offered on both of these small crossovers. The 2021 Kia Sportage has Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keep Assist and other potentially lifesaving features available from the base model and up. Hyundai reserves the availability of similar features for the Tucson's upper trim levels.

Proficient Performance

The powertrain is another point of divergence and a notable one. The 2021 Sportage's 181-horsepower allows for more confident passing and enjoyable acceleration. The available 240-hp turbocharged engine adds thrill to a practical and reliable Kia model. The Tucson's highest-available 181 horsepower can barely compete with the Sportage's base model, proving that the Sportage is the more spirited and fun vehicle to drive.


Kia Sportage vs. Nissan Rogue in Augusta, GA

Explore Sportage Advantages

The 2021 Kia Sportage is undoubtedly a high performer, but it faces competition from many compact crossover SUVs, including the Nissan Rogue. The sleek Sportage offers several key advantages over the Nissan, though, as you will see in the spec comparisons below:


2021 Kia Sportage VS 2021 Nissan Rogue
$23,990 Starting MSRP* $25,650
16.4 Gallons Fuel Tank 14.5 Gallons
Automatic Transmission CVT
181 @ 6000 Horsepower 181 @ 6000
Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Standard

Kia Sportage vs. Toyota RAV4

Sportage Shines Where RAV4 Falls Short

The Kia Sportage is a dazzling example of what next-level design and performance can be for the small SUV class. While the Toyota RAV4 compact SUV has a well-known name, it falls short in the power, performance and pricing categories, as well as its available technology, as we will see in the below comparison of these two crossovers.

Compare the Sportage & RAV4 Online Now

The Kia Sportage is a crossover with an impressive peak horsepower of 240 in its top trim level, which has the turning radius of a compact vehicle but with more than 60 cubic feet for cargo. The RAV4 boasts just 203 horsepower in all of its trim levels, which is lacking in comparison, and also tows a maximum of 1,500 pounds; the Sportage performs 33 percent more grunt work with the ability to tow 2,000 pounds! For more information on the 2021 Kia Sportage, please contact us today or schedule a test drive and read below to see further how these compact crossover SUVs compare.


2021 Kia Sportage VS 2021 RAV4
$23,990 Starting MSRP* $26,050
2,000 lbs Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs
16.4 Gallons Fuel Tank 14.5 Gallons
51.2 inches Second-Row Hip Room 47.7 inches
Standard 10-Year / 100K-Mile Powertrain Warranty Not Available

Test Drive The Sportage With Us Today

Are you ready to take your adventure to new levels? Then it seems pretty clear that the Kia Sportage is the right vehicle for your family. When you're ready to learn more, schedule a test drive with our friendly auto sales team today at Kia of Augusta. Our auto sales team will be happy to give motorists a personalized tour. Visit with your family and explore each of the available Sportage trim levels to find the right fit for your budget and lifestyle. We look forward to working with you today!

*"Starting MSRP" is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

**MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.