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2014 Kia Sportage 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan
2WD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr LX
  • AWD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr EX
  • AWD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr SX
  • AWD 4dr SX
2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Man S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto SE
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE w/Appearance
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto SE w/Appearance
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SEL
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto SEL
  • 2WD 4dr Auto R-Line
  • 4MOTION 4dr Auto R-Line

Prices

MSRP $21,600 $23,305  
Invoice $20,727 $22,373
Avg. Paid $22,145 $22,658

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.7  
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.0
Performance 7.3 8.5
Interior 7.2 8.1
Safety 8.9 8.4
Reliability 3.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged engine option
  • Intuitive optional navigation
  • Nimble handling
  • Car-like handling
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Upscale interior
 
Cons
  • Tight back seat
  • Harsh ride quality
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Limited cargo space
  • Meager fuel economy 

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 102.5  
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 174.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 71.2
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 65.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional  
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3280 3397  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional  
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 2200

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Optional Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100 95.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 54.6 56.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 26.1 23.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 26.1 23.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard  

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4000 207 @ 1700
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 39

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 (Est) 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard