2017 Kia Sportage vs 2016 VW Tiguan vs 2016 Mazda CX-5 small SUVs Texoma TX
  2017 Kia Sportage 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 2016 Mazda CX-5
Top Horsepower 240 200 155
MPG 23 city, 30 highway 21 city, 26 highway 26 city, 35 highway
Cargo Room (cubic feet) 60.1 56.1 64.8
Navigation Specs Voice-command, w/8-inch touchscreen 6.33-inch screen 7-inch screen
Turning Circle (feet) 34.8 39.0 36.7

2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 VW Tiguan vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5

2017 Kia Sportage interior Texoma TX Patterson Kia

Singer Pat Benatar made "Love is a Battlefield" famous in the 1980s. But in the 2010s, it's small SUVs that are the true battlefield, with several popular models that seem to sell better with each coming month. We're going to do a side-by-side of three popular models, the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5, to see which is the best crossover for you.

Let's lead off with the aesthetics: The 2017 Sportage has a new design that widens the base and strengthens the look of the exterior with cool accents, while the 2016 CX-5 has a standard streamlined crossover look, and the 2016 Tiguan looks boxy and slow. As far as what's under the hood, it's really no contest, as the 2017 Sportage wins easily with an output of 240 HP in top-line models, which is a huge upgrade over the 2016 Tiguan's 200 HP and the 2016 CX-5's paltry 155 HP. Take a seat in the 2017 Sportage and you not only have a more stylish vehicle, you will be able to merge into traffic and get on the highway easier.

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One Crossover to Rule them All: The Kia Sportage

The 2017 Kia Sportage is easily the most nimble vehicle of this trio, with a sedan-like 34.8-foot curb-to-curb turning circle, which easily outmaneuvers the 2016 Tiguan's plodding 39 feet and the 2016 CX-5's 36.7 feet. Add in the 2017 Sportage's cool features like available voice-command navigation with an eight-inch touchscreen and UVO3, which provides 8GB for music storage and access to the latest music apps like Pandora and SoundHound among others, and you have a superior tech package. And if you want fuel savings that is hard to find in the small SUV class, then the 2017 Sportage's 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway will come in handy.

Overall, the 2017 Kia Sportage has the best value, style and features, and we're pleased to have the Kia Sportage on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, located at 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX. We would love for you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online - for more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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