2020 Kia Sportage

Original MSRP Range
$23,990 - $35,090
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
19 - 23 MPG City / 24 - 30 MPG Hwy
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1,125 vehicles starting at $17,900
2020 Kia Sportage

What We Like

  • Attractive exterior and interior design
  • AWD available on all trim levels
  • Lusty 2.0-liter turbocharged engine on top trim level
  • Generous standard tech
  • 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 the top of the class
  • Less cargo space than some rivals
  • Some driver assists not standard on all trims


Expert Rating

4.4/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Kia Sportage?

The 2020 Kia Sportage gets a technological update that brings better tech to the lower trims. An 8-in infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a driver condition monitor, lane-keeping assist and forward-collision mitigation are all now standard equipment on every 2020 Sportage. A new S trim was added, slotted between the base LX model and the mid-range EX. See the 2020 Kia Sportage models for sale near you

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 2020 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 AWD, 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 2020 Kia Sportage Cost?

The Sportage LX ($25,035, FWD; $26,535, AWD) is the base Sportage model. Standard features and equipment include 17-in 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 control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 160-watt stereo system with six speakers and an 8-in touchscreen, a 3.5-in thin-film-transistor LCD cluster, a Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, USB and auxiliary input jacks, 4-wheel disc brakes, selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport and Eco) and a rearview camera.

The Popular package ($1,595) is available for LX models. It includes a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, roof rails, UV-reducing solar-control glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, a windshield wiper deicer, a rear-center armrest, cup holders and dual illuminated-visor vanity mirrors.

The Sportage S ($27,035, FWD; $28,735, AWD) is an all-new trim for 2020. It includes dark chrome trim with 18-in dark alloy wheels, fog lights, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic collision warning, leatherette seats, a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, roof rails and power folding mirrors. It's worth noting that upgrading to AWD on the S trim is an upcharge of $1,700 which is unusual considering adding AWD costs $1,500 on every other Sportage trim.

The Sportage EX ($28,235, FWD; $29,735, AWD) includes all the S's standard features and adds or upgrades with 18-in alloy wheels, a gloss-black grille with chrome trim, a smart power liftgate, solar glass, a windshield wiper deicer, dual illuminated-visor vanity mirrors, heated front seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, smart key and push-button start and an additional USB port for the back seat.

An EX Technology package ($4,500) can be added to EX models with the Premium package. This includes leather seats, a panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, adaptive cruise control, 8-in touchscreen navigation and SiriusXM, a 320-watt Harman Kardon 8-speaker premium sound system, ventilated front seats, an 8-way power front passenger seat, front and rear parking-assist sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink and compass, and a compact spare tire.

The Sportage SX Turbo ($34,535, FWD; $36,035, 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, wireless charging, adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking-assist sensors. The biggest upgrade is the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four engine making 240 hp (237 hp with AWD) and 260 lb-ft of torque delivering exciting performance.

Sportage Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Sportage EX AWD$28,790 / $27,6394 Cylinder18122 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage EX FWD$27,290 / $26,1974 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX AWD$25,490 / $24,4704 Cylinder18122 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage LX FWD$23,990 / $23,0314 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage S AWD$27,840 / $26,7264 Cylinder18122 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage S FWD$26,140 / $25,0954 Cylinder18123 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo AWD$35,090 / $33,5104 Cylinder Turbo23719 / 246-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Sportage SX Turbo FWD$33,590 / $32,0794 Cylinder Turbo24020 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Kia Sportage Safety

Is the 2020 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. Newly standard on all models for 2020 are forward-collision mitigation, driver attention warning and lane-keeping assist. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available on the LX model and standard on every other trim.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 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 (NHTSA)'s website, gave the Sportage a 5-star overall rating.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$39,257 ($0.52 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

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
  • Paint Protection Pkg


2020 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.

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