2019 Kia Sportage

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2019 Kia Sportage
2019 Kia Sportage

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Kia Sportage trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2019 Kia Sportage review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Only had it for a week but so far so good

I’ve only had it for a week but so far I am very happy. Roomier than I expected, rides nice, and very comfortable. Has the options I appreciate like heated seats, lumbar support, plenty of leg room.


It drives well and handles well in the snow

This car is roomy and easy to operate. I had never even thought about this type of vehicle or brand and I’m very happy. Since my purchase everyone I’ve told what I bought had good things to say about this particular vehicle.


Most reliable & safest car I have ever owned!

I LOVE MY KIA SPORTAGE!!!! It handles so great, the inside of the vehicle is set up very well and designed nicely. This is the first vehicle I have ever owned that I feel completely safe putting my children (ages 6 & 4.5) in! This is one decision I do not regret at all! Living where we can have some rough winters I am so glad I have my Sportage!!!! I have never felt safer in a vehicle

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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