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Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sportage Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2012 Hyundai Tucson   14 Tucsons, 10.4 months of data per Tucson, average 22900 miles

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2012 Kia Sportage   14 Sportages, 7.9 months of data per Sportage, average 25900 miles

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2011 Hyundai Tucson   23 Tucsons, 10.3 months of data per Tucson, average 34600 miles

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2011 Kia Sportage 25 Sportages, 9.3 months of data per Sportage, average 32700 miles21
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2010 Hyundai Tucson   18 Tucsons, 9.3 months of data per Tucson, average 41700 miles

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2008 Hyundai Tucson   12 Tucsons, 10.5 months of data per Tucson, average 68700 miles

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2008 Kia Sportage   12 Sportages, 10.5 months of data per Sportage, average 68700 miles

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2007 Hyundai Tucson   13 Tucsons, 9.7 months of data per Tucson, average 75700 miles

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2007 Kia Sportage   13 Sportages, 9.7 months of data per Sportage, average 75700 miles

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2006 Hyundai Tucson   21 Tucsons, 10.1 months of data per Tucson, average 99400 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage   21 Sportages, 10.1 months of data per Sportage, average 99400 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tucson   14 Tucsons, 8.9 months of data per Tucson, average 82200 miles

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2005 Kia Sportage   14 Sportages, 8.9 months of data per Sportage, average 82200 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Hyundai Tucson

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
no trouble at all during the 3 years I own it
2006 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good reliability.
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
I was sold on the 5 year warranty, which was the best in the UK at the time. Since buying, the vehicle has proved to be very reliable
2005 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
very reliable, one problem in 3 years
2005 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 5/60 10/100 warranty and reputation for reliability
2005 4dr SUV 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
After 3 years and 41,000 Km no problems.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
My previous Kia was totally reliable. The Sportage has the same engine & gearbox and many common fittings so I am hoping for the same (it has positive consumer reviews). The interior is designed for work with a well lined cargo area.
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very reliable and durabile at a very reasonable price.
Kia Sportage Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Remains to be seen. Kia motors is on it's way up and I still think it could go either way as far as durability and reliability are concerned.