Comparison - Volkswagen Tarek 2021 - vs - Kia Sportage SX 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Tharu

Also called:

Kia KX5

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
$
34,600
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2022
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cornflower Blue
#2F71B5
King's Red Metallic
#B4011C
Dusk Blue Metallic
#2E436B
Pure Gray
#868580
Pure White
#F8F8F8
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#9A9A95
Platinum Gray Metallic
#626262
Deep Black Pearl
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Black Cherry
#2A2627
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#D0D3D8
Burnished Copper
#BA7A4C
Hyper Red
#B32A34
Mineral Silver
#8C898D
Pacific Blue
#677081

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

We know that VW is bringing a new small SUV to America. However, we don't know if it'll be named Tharu (as in other markets) or Tarek. We think it'll be called the latter when it eventually reaches U.S. dealerships in 2021. It'll likely have dimensions similar to its corporate counterpart, the luxury-subcompact Audi Q3, and share mechanical equipment with the size-up Tiguan.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them.

Pros
Distinctive styling
Great ride and handling
Optional turbo power
Quality feel inside
Stellar infotainment

Cons
Lousy fuel economy
Styling not for everyone
So-so visibility
Limited configurability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2019, the Sportage loses the previously available Technology package.Some features have been shuffled from optional to standard.

Pros
Smooth ride quality
Spacious seating front and rear
Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons
Relatively modest cargo capacity
Fuel economy isn't as good as that of some top rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Kia Sportage ranked #3 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, upscale cabin
Smooth ride and agile handling
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Many rivals have more cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
158hp
at 5 500rpm
237hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.60Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Parking Sensors
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Driver Assisted Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
176.40in
Width: 
72.50in
73.00in
Height: 
64.60in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.60in
6.80in
Front Track: 
63.30in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.60in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
37.90in
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.50in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.20cu.ft
60.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.90cu.ft
30.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.70degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3430.00lbs
3765.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
400 Watts Stereo Output
8 Total Speakers
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
AM/FM Stereo
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
320 Watts Stereo Output
8 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Null Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Taos MDO Package
VW Care
First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Combination Roadside Kit
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Side Steps
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Luggage Net
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink® Connect
Carpeted Mats
Privacy Cover
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
SX Beige Leather Interior
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
French Roast/Black, leather
#645954
Gray/Black, leather
#37363B
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BB9272
Gray, leather
#9B9B9B
Black, leather
#000000