Though it’s a bit smaller than some rivals, the 2019 Kia Sportage stands out for its high level of premium content and dynamic good looks. Also, compared to cars of the same length, the Sportage checks in with impressive amounts of cargo space and rear-seat legroom.
The 2019 Kia Sportage seats five. Three trim levels are available: LX, EX and SX. All trims come standard with a four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional.
The 2019 Kia Sportage carries over unchanged.
The body of the 2019 Kia Sportage starts with an athletic stance and a low, dramatic roofline. The detailed front end shows off sweptback headlights and matte-black foglight pockets. For a touch of rugged style, body-side molding outlines the lower edge of the vehicle and wheel arches. The top trim emphasizes its toughness with standard metal-finished front and rear skid plates.
In the entry model, projector-style headlights, LED daytime running lights and an LED center high-mounted stop lamp are standard. Other standard features include power-adjustable mirrors and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Kia then offers a hands-free power liftgate that brings hassle-free loading to the higher trim levels. Those trims also can have adaptive bi-xenon headlights, traditional or LED fog lights, LED rear combination lights and LED turn signals mounted on heated power-folding mirrors. A power panoramic sunroof plus 18- and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are available as well.
The 2019 Sportage provides a relatively upscale environment inside. For example, there are soft-touch surfaces for the dashboard, armrests and door trim. The full-length center console is another highlight. It leaves the dashboard control panel unframed on the driver’s side so that it appears to be floating. The Sportage supplies standard 60/40-split folding seats in the second row. You get 30.7 cubic feet of space behind those seats and up to 60.7 with both folded.
The base Sportage offers standard content such as woven cloth upholstery, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, cruise control and a multifunction steering wheel with a tilt-and-telescoping column. The same model also offers stain-resistant cloth seats. If you prefer more in the way of luxury, you can get that, too. The Sportage’s available equipment includes leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a heated and leather-wrapped flat-bottomed racing-style steering wheel.
Unlike much of the competition, the 2019 Sportage offers more than a single engine. The LX and EX trims are equipped with a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine’s output is rated at 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, also with four cylinders, is standard for the SX trim. The turbo engine produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Honda CR-V can’t match that power. Nor can it match the Sportage’s towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.
The Sportage is not especially fuel-efficient, though. Its highest EPA ratings, with the standard powertrain and optional FE package, come in at 23/30 mpg city/highway.
A basic infotainment package is standard for the Kia Sportage. This includes a rearview camera, a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, satellite radio, an AM/FM stereo, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack and six speakers.
Additionally, many safety systems are optional for the Sportage. Some of the most popular ones are automatic emergency braking, a blind spot monitor, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front and rear parking sensors. Many competitors offer adaptive cruise control. Two uplevel infotainment systems are available, both with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The range-topping setup has an 8-inch touch screen and a navigation system. To enjoy premium audio, you can opt for an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with 320 watts of power.
"I am satisfied with the way the car handles on the highway, which I drive to and from North Carolina every 4 months but this is the first new car I have purchased that doesn't have a spare tire, that makes it inconvenient when you need one.
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by Greg on December 19, 2019
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"Easy and fun to drive, love the sunroof and all the easy access controls."
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2019 Kia Sportage Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2019 Kia Sportage for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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No Accidents or Damage Reports
2019 Kia Sportage Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2019 Kia Sportage is $14,699 - $22,937.
The average selling price is $18,050.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$23,750 - $34,600
This is the price range for the 2019 Kia Sportage based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$14,699 - $22,937
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2019 Kia Sportage on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
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