Many SUV shoppers find it difficult to decide between the 2021 Kia Sportage vs the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan when deciding their next vehicle. To educate drivers about both models, we’ve compared their available engine options, technology features and passenger space below.
The 2021 Kia Sportage has two engine options for drivers to choose from, while the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan shares only one powertrain across its numerous trim levels. The most powerful engine available for the 2021 Kia Sportage is a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that outputs 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas also comes with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, but can only produce up to 184 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque.
2021 Kia Sportage
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
|8 in. Touchscreen Display
||Standard Infotainment Size
||6.5 in. Touchscreen Display
||Rear Leg Room
The 2021 Kia Sportage outshines the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan when it comes to available technology features. The standard infotainment screen found in the 2021 Kia Sportage is an eight-inch touchscreen display, while the 2021 Tiguan comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The 2021 Sportage also comes standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity, a USB port and an audio system with six speakers.
As for passenger space, drivers should note that the 2021 Kia Sportage provides more leg room overall than the 2021 Tiguan. 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.
A large selection of 2021 Kia Sportage exterior color options are available for drivers to choose from, including: Black Cherry, Burnished Copper, Hyper Red, Clear White, Snow White Pearl, Pacific Blue, Sparkling Silver and Steel Gray.