Same engines and transmissions, different style. I like the Tucson. What do you think??
From the photos I have seen the digital dash is a seamless unit from the instrument panel to the infotainment screen. a much cleaner look. I think the rotary knob gives less room for error, though if I had my choice it would be a shift lever.Just got an email from my Kia dealer. Orders are opening for the 2023 sportage hybrid (not PHEV). Top trim level (similar to ultimate in Canada) will be $42,695 msrp before taxes and fees. I will be placing an order.
I feel the same. I think kia took what Hyundai did with the Tucson and really improved the elements that weren’t so great. I’m hoping that by getting an early jump on ordering that I can end this brutal wait time cycle. So painful!From the photos I have seen the digital dash is a seamless unit from the instrument panel to the infotainment screen. a much cleaner look. I think the rotary knob gives less room for error, though if I had my choice it would be a shift lever.
I think the choice of Sportage or Tucson is a personal one. As was stated, the underpinnings of these two SUV’s are identical. It’s really a style and design decision.I know this is an old thread but I thought I would weigh in. I am currently considering ordering a 2023 Sportage Hybrid after being on the waitlist for a Tucson HEV ultimate trim. I like the interior a lot and feel like they improved on a few of the dislikes I have with the Tucson. Less piano black, a full sized spare tire, turn signals where they should be and some actual knobs and dials. I do prefer the exterior of the Tucson but really like the Sportage interior.
Is true that the Hyundai Warranty is better than the Kia??I think the choice of Sportage or Tucson is a personal one. As was stated, the underpinnings of these two SUV’s are identical. It’s really a style and design decision.
I also noticed that for some unknown reason, the two Kia dealers in our area are charging Market Adjustment prices ( read “ gouge the custmer” ). That immediately puts us in the Hyundai column. Our Hyundai dealer in Northeast Ohio is charging only MSRP ( I know, this statement would be outrageous 2 years ago ) and giving us above market price for our trade.👍🏻
I didn't like the sportage at all in pictures but really like it in person.Seeing the Sportage in person for the first time before, I can say I do not like, at all, the front end. The back is nice but Tucson just seems better there. Interior there are elements that do not appeal to me. The overall look of the Tucson really closed the deal for me.
But they did a good job in giving two very different looks to basically the same vehicle just so we can debate about it!
The 2022 Tucson broke sales records for that model. I have seen very good reaction to it so I think the Sportage also will do very well.
Ah yes, the on the lot convenience fee! We are working with our dealer to do a factory order. This seems to be the only way to actually buy a vehicle at msrp right now.We would have considered the Sportage, but ran into this pricing policy. At which point, we ran out if the dealer !