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
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
The 2019 Kia Sportage carries over this year with no major changes. Last year's Technology Package for the LX trim has been dropped.
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
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.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
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