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2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sportage

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$11,994 — $32,362 NEW and USED
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5 Seats
21-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance with turbo engine
  • Accurate steering with good feedback
  • Backseat comfort for adults
  • Enormous moonroof available
  • Center console ergonomics

The Bad

  • Hesitant acceleration from a standstill with AWD
  • Adaptive cruise control not offered
  • Stubby exterior styling
2019 Kia Sportage exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Kia Sportage
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay connectivity available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

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2019 Kia Sportage Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Kia Sportage?

The Kia Sportage is a five-seat compact SUV that offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged one. All trim levels have a six-speed automatic transmission, and front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. Competitors include the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V.

What’s New on the 2019 Kia Sportage?

The LX Popular Package gets a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, automatic air conditioning, an automatic defogger and an air ionizer. New features for the mid-level EX trim include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and heated, power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The top-of-the-line SX Turbo gains an electronic parking brake with auto-hold capability.

What Features in the 2019 Kia Sportage Are Most Important?

Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, a 5-inch touchscreen stereo and Bluetooth. Available features include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, navigation, a Harman Kardon premium stereo and push-button start. Available active safety features include automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.

Should I Buy the 2019 Kia Sportage?

The top-end SX Turbo is fun to drive but is one of the pricier entrants in the class. The base LX is a good value, but the EX is more of a sweet spot and can be equipped with available active safety features. An updated Sportage arrives as a 2020 model.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
122 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great car for the value.

by SteveSeneca from Seneca, SC on May 19, 2020

The car serves my purpose. It is an affordable car that gives me great comfort and reliability. It is exactly what I want and needed. Read full review

(5.0)

Very reliable, handles well, good acceleration

by Bas0418 from Des Moines,IA on May 12, 2020

This car is comfortable to sit in, handles well, has good acceleration for merging onto the highway and has a decent amount of cargo room. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Kia Sportage currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sportage received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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