2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Kia Sportage

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Kia Sportage

Compact crossover vehicles are the ultimate in family hauling thanks to a combination of roomy interiors, dynamic handling, and ease-of-use that is hard to find in larger SUV counterparts. The smaller starting MSRP pricing doesn’t hurt either. Car shoppers searching for a new 2018 compact crossover model will find many updated models currently available on dealership lots like the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan that saw a full ground-up redesign this year and the 2018 Kia Sportage that was fully updated in 2017. Learn more about what each of these modern crossovers have to offer families with detailed specs and an interior comparison below.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Kia Sportage

$24,595  Starting MSRP $23,600
184 Base Horsepower 181
7 Max Seating Capacity 5
73.5 cubic feet  Base Cargo Space 60.1 cubic feet

Seating Capacity and Cargo Space

Car shoppers looking for their next family vehicle may find the extra space in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan appealing. Thanks to a full redesign this year, the 2018 Tiguan offers 10 extra inches in overall length that allow for an available third-row seat and massive amounts of elbow room and cargo space.

Each 2018 Tiguan trim without the available 4MOTION all-wheel drive comes standard with a five-passenger seating capacity. This configuration is perfect for drivers who don’t need the extra two seats and want to maximize cargo space availability with 73.5 cubic feet of total available cargo space. Three-row 2018 Tiguan configurations with 4MOTION all-wheel drive are great for families who regularly cart around cars full of kids and still offer more total cargo space than 2018 Kia Sportage models.

The 2018 Kia Sportage’s interior room and cargo space just can’t compare. If you are looking for the most interior bang for your buck, stick with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Find the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan lineup available now at the Baxter Volkswagen Westroads dealership in Omaha, Nebraska. Check out our online inventory or stop by the dealership to see which 2018 Tiguan models are currently available on the lot. Custom orders are also available.