2019 Kia Sportage

Original MSRP Range
$23,750 - $34,600
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
20 - 23 MPG City / 23 - 30 MPG Hwy
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2019 Kia Sportage

What We Like

Attractive exterior and interior design; all-wheel drive available on all trim levels; lusty 2.0-liter turbocharged engine on top trim level; 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty

What We Don't

No longer the least expensive vehicle in its class; blind spots have grown with the redesign; fuel economy lags behind top of the class; latest driver assists not standard on all trims


Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


What's New in the 2019 Kia Sportage?

The 2019 Kia Sportage carries over this year with no major changes. Last year's Technology Package for the LX trim has been dropped.

Which Sportage is the Best?

Kia has added to its reputation for value with some of the best exterior and interior designs available in popular brands. The 2019 Kia Sportage is a good-looking, well-performing compact crossover that measures up to the best in the class. The EX model, with its impressive equipment list and available all-wheel drive, represents the best balance of price, convenience and capability in the Sportage lineup. If you're looking for a replacement for your sedan or large SUV, you may find a good match here. Find a Kia Sportage for sale

How Much Does a 2019 Kia Sportage Cost?

The Sportage LX ($24,745, FWD; $26,245, AWD) is the base Sportage model. Standard features and equipment include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, privacy glass, power adjustable outside mirrors, a rear-window wiper and defroster, cargo net hooks, a luggage under-tray, a dual-level cargo floor, cloth seats, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, front seatback pockets, a manually adjustable driver's seat, air conditioning with rear vents, power door locks, keyless remote entry, power windows, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a 160-watt stereo system with six speakers and a 5-in touchscreen, a 3.5-in thin-film-transistor LCD cluster, a Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, USB and auxiliary input jacks, 4-wheel disc brakes, selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport and Eco) and a rearview camera. See the 2019 Kia Sportage models near you for sale

The Popular package ($1,200) is available for LX models. It includes a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, a 7-in touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, roof rails, UV-reducing solar-control glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, a windshield wiper de-icer, a rear-center armrest, cupholders and dual illuminated-visor vanity mirrors.

The Sportage EX ($27,595, FWD; $29,095, AWD) includes all the LX's standard features and adds or upgrades with 18-in alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, fog lights, a gloss-black grille with chrome trim, solar glass, roof rails, power-folding heated outside mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, dual illuminated-visor vanity mirrors, leather seats, heated front seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone climate control, smart key and push-button start, a 7-in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, UVO eServices telematics and an additional USB port.

The EX Premium package ($1,700) can be added to EX models. It includes a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and LED interior lighting.

A EX Technology package ($2,900) can be added to EX models with the Premium package. This includes 8-in touchscreen navigation, a smart power liftgate, a 320-watt Harman Kardon sound system with eight speakers, ventilated front seats, an 8-way power front passenger seat, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, front and rear parking-assist sensors, high-beam assist and a compact spare tire.

The Sportage SX Turbo ($34,095, FWD; $35,595, AWD) comes with all the EX's standard features and adds or upgrades to 19-in alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a compact spare tire, a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, bi-xenon headlights with dynamic bending light, LED fog lamps, LED taillights, a dual exhaust, power-folding outside mirrors with LED turn signals, metal-finished front and rear skid plates, metal sport pedals, metal door-scuff plates, LED interior lighting, ventilated front seats, a power adjustable front passenger seat, a heated flat-bottom steering wheel, paddle shifters, dashboard stitching, an electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, a black headliner, black high-gloss interior inserts, an 8-in touchscreen with navigation, a 4.2-in color thin-film-transistor LCD cluster, a blind spot monitoring system with lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and front and rear parking-assist sensors.

Sportage Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Sportage EX AWD$28,100 / $26,7184 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage EX FWD$26,600 / $25,2704 Cylinder18122 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX AWD$25,250 / $24,2484 Cylinder18121 / 256-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX FWD$23,750 / $22,8004 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo AWD$34,600 / $32,8934 Cylinder Turbo23720 / 236-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo FWD$33,100 / $31,4464 Cylinder Turbo24021 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Kia Sportage Safety

Is the 2019 Kia Sportage a Safe Car?

All Sportage models come with advanced dual front airbags, front-seat-mounted side-curtain airbags and dual full-length side-curtain airbags with rollover sensing. Anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, hill-start assist, downhill brake control and LATCH connectors are all standard, as is a rearview camera display. Optional safety systems like a blind spot monitoring system with lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane-departure warning can be added to EX trims and are standard on SX Turbo models.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Sportage as Good on all tests and gave it a Superior score for front-crash prevention when equipped with autonomous emergency braking. SaferCar.gov, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, gave the Sportage a 5-star overall rating.

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Original Warranty

Basic5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2019 Kia Sportage vs the competition

2019 Honda CR-V -- The best-selling crossover in the United States is a good benchmark for refinement and reliability.

2019 Toyota RAV4 -- Toyota's long-running compact crossover gets a complete makeover this year, providing more room, more features and more power. Every RAV4 comes standard with Toyota's Safety Sense-P suite of collision-avoidance and driver-assist systems.

2019 Mazda CX-5 -- Mazda has the edge when it comes to zoom factor, and the CX-5 delivers the best driving experience in the class. There's also a diesel engine option.

Used Audi Q5 -- A 2012-2017 Audi Q5 gives you more power and prestige than a Kia Sportage, not to mention superior ride and handling.