There are many popular and high-quality options within the SUV segment, which can make it tricky for SUV shoppers trying to narrow down their search to a single model. Finding it difficult to choose between the 2021 Kia Sportage vs the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan? Below, we’ve highlighted the differences in performance ratings and passenger space measurements between these two vehicles to help drivers decide which model is the better choice for them.
Performance enthusiasts will notice that there are two engine options available for the 2021 Kia Sportage, while the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan only features one. The turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine available for the 2021 Sportage generates 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2021 Tiguan is only capable of producing 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Kia Sportage
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
|237 hp||Maximum Horsepower||184 hp|
|260 lb.-ft.||Maximum Torque||221 lb.-ft.|
|41.5 in.||Front Leg Room||40.2 in.|
|38.2 in.||Rear Leg Room||36.6 in.|
Drivers who look at the passenger space measurements of both the 2021 Kia Sportage and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan will notice that the 2021 Sportage has the advantage when it comes to dedicated passenger space. Notably, the 2021 Sportage features 41.5 inches of front leg room and 38.2 inches of rear leg room, while the 2021 Tiguan only includes 40.2 inches of front leg room and 36.6 inches of rear leg room.
The 2021 Kia Sportage protects its passengers through a large assortment of standard safety and security features, including: Rear door child safety locks, a lane departure warning and accident avoidance system, LATCH child seat anchors, a post-collision safety system, front and rear head airbags, a passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation system, a remote anti-theft alarm system, dusk sensing headlamps and auto delay off headlights.