Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha – Head-to-Head Now!

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha

The 3rd generation Hyundai Tucson was launched in Pakistan in 2020 in two variants – Tucson GLS Sport FWD and Tucson Ultimate AWD. Meanwhile, its main local competitor – KIA – has three offerings in one category: Alfa, FWD and AWD. So, it’s three versus two. Feeling the pressure, Hyundai has finally launched its flagship model in the local market – the Hyundai Tucson GLS, which will compete directly with the base KIA Sportage (Alfa). There is little price difference between the two, with the Tuscon GLS being the more expensive vehicle. In addition, there are specification and feature differences as well between the both, which is the main focus of this blog.

So let’s take a look at these two top picks from their respective companies and see which vehicle gives you the most value for your money.

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha: Exterior

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha

Hyundai Tucson GLS and KIA Sportage Alpha both have a modern and sporty design. So it comes to personal preference, as both vehicles exhibit a strong visual presence.

Vehicle SpecificationsGLSAlpha
L ✕ W ✕ H4480 ✕ 1850 ✕ 1660mm4485 ✕ 1855 ✕ 1635mm
Ground Clearance172mm172mm
Fuel Tank 62L62L
No. of Doors55
Front SuspensionMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionMulti LinkMulti Link
Front BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Wheel TypeAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Wheel Size18”17”
RearLED CombinationBulb

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha: Interior

Tabulated below, you will have complete information and other essential features for both vehicles. 

Vehicle SpecificationsGLSAlpha
Seating Capacity55
Power Windows
Power Steering
Leather SeatsXX
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Rear Folding Seat
Steering Adjustment
Power SeatsXX
Power Mirrors
Sun RoofXX
Infotainment System10.1”7”
Instrument Cluster3.5” LCD3.5” LCD
Climate Control X
Rear AC Vents
Front & Rear Speakers
Steering Switches
Push Start ButtonX

As we can see, except for some features, the rest of the features are the same between the two.

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha: Safety Features

So, which of these two vehicles is the most reliable in terms of safety? Let’s find out.

Vehicle SpecificationsGLSAlpha
Air BagsDriver + PassengerDriver + Passenger
Power Door Locks
Traction ControlXX
Front Fog Lights
Front CameraXX
Rear Camera
Child Lock
Hill Start AssistXX
Downhill Brake ControlXX
Burglar Alarm

It seems, both SUVs will provide you with the almost same amount of safety features.

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha: Engine & Performance

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha

Let’s have a look on specification of both SUV’s and see which SUV is strongest in terms of performance, etc. 

Vehicle SpecificationsGLSAlpha
Power 155Hp@6200rpm155Hp@6200rpm
Transmission TypeAutomaticAutomatic
Valve Mechanism DOHC 16 ValvesDOHC 16 Valves
No. of Cylinders44
Cylinder ConfigurationIn-lineIn-line
Fuel SystemMPiMPi

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They are both identical in terms of Engine, power, and performance-wise.

Hyundai Tucson GLS vs. KIA Sportage Alpha: Price

As mentioned earlier, Hyundai Tucson is slightly more expensive than KIA Sportage Alpha. The Hyundai Tucson GLS is priced at Rs.7,365,000, while the KIA Sportage Alpha comes in at Rs.7,300,000. Now that we know the differences in terms of specifications and features, one question arises: Is the Rs.65,000 price difference really that important, considering the many similarities between the two?

If you had to choose between the two, which one would you go for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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