2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2017 Kia Sportage

When it comes to picking the right SUV, it's vital that you find the car that meets your needs for driving, hauling, and towing but that doesn't weigh you down with unnecessary features or size for the sake of size. Once you know what you need as a driver, it all comes down to deciding between vehicles so that you can go home with the car that you'll keep loving for years to come. To help you narrow down your choices, let's take a look at the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Both of these SUVs are designed to fit modern needs and sport impressive standard and available technology and safety features. They offer the same number of seats and very different silhouettes; the Volkswagen presenting a more sleek, classic design while the Kia offers a slightly rougher, boxier exterior. If you're not making a decision based solely on exterior styling, however, the two vehicles offer some key differences that create a clear divide between them.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T S vs 2017 Kia Sportage LX
184 HP Horsepower 181 HP
7 Seats 5
65.7 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 60.1 Cubic Feet
3,500 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 Pounds

More cargo and towing capacity for extraordinary journeys

Though the 2018 Tiguan and the 2017 Sportage seem to be more similar than they are different, when you look at the two vehicles as whole packages it becomes evident that they are designed for different needs. The Volkswagen Tiguan, with a more powerful engine and a higher towing capacity, is best suited for those who have higher hauling and towing needs. If you're a fan of extreme sports or even camping (extreme or not), the Tiguan is a good fit. It brings style and comfort to function and power, so you can get where you need to be with the power you need without sacrificing comfort on the way. The Kia Sportage, on the other hand, offers more modest towing capabilities and engine power. In addition to its larger, boxier design, it's better suited for a lifestyle that will allow for the room it requires.

If you're looking for a car that will deliver high-quality function at a reasonable price, come take a look at the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan at J Bertolet VW. Once you get behind the wheel and take it out for a test drive you'll know if it's the right car for you. If you need to keep looking, our team will be more than happy to show you other cars in our inventory until you find the vehicle that does everything you need it to do and keeps you comfortable on the way.

2018 VW Tiguan parked exterior front side view
2018 VW Tiguan cargo area rear seats folded down
2018 VW Tiguan interior center display screen
2018 VW Tiguan interior rear seats with night skyline in the background