2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2018 Kia Sportage

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

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has quickly become one of the most popular vehicles in the Volkswagen lineup after a 2018 redesign added a heap of extra interior space making it one of the best family haulers on the market. Today, we are putting it up against another family hauler with a recent redesign, the 2018 Kia Sportage, to see what each have to offer modern families.

Find pricing and performance specs below along with an interior space comparison to see if either the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan or the 2018 Kia Sportage offers your family that space it needs to enjoy time spent on the go.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


2018 Kia Sportage

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

Passenger and Cargo Space Differences

Before purchasing a new vehicle, it is important to compare its standard and available features with what you are looking for in a new ride. However, we think most drivers will be quite pleased with the feature offerings of both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Kia Sportage.

What sets these vehicles apart more than what they offer in technology and amenities is what they offer in actual interior space. Thanks to a redesign for the new model year, the 2018 VW Tiguan boasts an extra 10 inches of overall length that adds to its interior appeal and hauling possibilities. Crossover shoppers interested in the 2018 Tiguan have the option of a two-row model that seats up to five or a three-row model that seats up to seven. In either configuration, the 2018 VW Tiguan's cargo space will offer quite a bit more room than the tight 60.1 cubic feet offered on the 2018 Kia Sportage.

If you are interested in a crossover for its ride height and exterior design and only need to haul passengers occasionally, both the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Kia Sportage could offer you the room you need. However, if you plan to use your new ride as a daily family hauler, we would recommend the 2018 Tiguan for its slightly larger interior footprint and versatility.

Car shoppers near Lincoln, NE can find a variety of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan models available for test drive and purchase at the Schworer Volkswagen dealership. For more information or to schedule a test drive, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.