2019 Kia Sportage Vs. the Competition

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If you haven’t been out on the roads recently, crossovers are everywhere. These vehicles combine the best features of both the large SUVs which preceded them and the best features of cars which are renowned for their handling and fuel efficiency. In short, they’re an ideal vehicle that fills a spot in the market that’s “just right” for the majority of drivers. When a vehicle becomes as popular as the compact crossover has, however, it can be easy to lose any sense of expression or personality.

Luckily, Kia has made personality a huge focus for the Kia Sportage. For the 2019 Kia Sportage, this personality is actualized by the model’s quirky styling, available color options, strikingly-luxurious interior and available turbocharged engine. Today, we’re matching the Sportage up against its closest competition from Kia’s most fierce competitors. Let’s see how they all manage:


2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Toyota RAV4

Max available horsepower 237 horsepower 190 horsepower 170 horsepower 203 horsepower
Base towing capacity 1,650 lbs. Not recommended 1,102 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Fuel tank 16.4 gallons 14 gallons 14.5 gallons 14.5 gallons
Standard bumper-to-bumper warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Standard engine/powertrain warranty 10 years/100,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
MSRP starts at $23,750 $24,350 $24,920 $25,500

2019 Kia Sportage Makes Compelling Case for Capable Crossover

As you can see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Sportage makes a case for being among the best compact crossovers on the market. While the base model will still get you more towing capacity than the model’s popular rivals, the real fun starts with the turbocharged 2019 Kia Sportage SX Turbo which gives you 237 horsepower of fun and spirited driving.

One of the best features of the 2019 Kia Sportage, however, is the confidence you’ll have driving it. Beyond simply the safety features that Kia has added to the model, you’ll experience the total security of knowing your 2019 Kia Sportage is covered for 2 years/24,000 miles more than competitors and its engine and powertrain are covered for an entire decade.

The 2019 Kia Sportage’s fun personality and styling make it a unique model in the class. It’s simultaneously luxurious and playful and beckons you to enjoy both of those traits throughout its composed and refined interior that packs plenty of technology.

This unique combination, however, really needs to be driven to be experienced. If you’re in the market for a high-value compact crossover that is just different enough to stand out while also leading the segment for capability and confidence, stop by Friendly Kia and test-drive the 2019 Kia Sportage!