As one of the oldest nameplates still in use on the Kia lineup, the Kia Sportage is a vehicle with plenty of stories to tell, courtesy of its robust compact crossover capability. With the 2020 Kia Sportage, drivers get the best of the model’s history as well as its cutting-edge technology and style. It’s the best of all possible worlds.
The 2020 Kia Sportage offers four compelling trim levels which all work to offer you a ride unlike anything else on the market. It’s comfortable, capable and full of personality, a trait sadly lacking in the endless sea of hunched over crossovers. It also includes interior styling and technology typically reserved for SUVs twice its price. Let’s see how each of the 2020 Kia Sportage’s four trim levels compare.
2020 Kia Sportage LX
2020 Kia Sportage S
2020 Kia Sportage EX
2020 Kia Sportage SX Turbo
|Engine||2.4-liter 4-cylinder||2.4-liter 4-cylinder||2.4-liter 4-cylinder||2.0-liter turbo|
|Horsepower/Torque||181 hp/175 lb-ft.||181 hp/175 lb-ft.||181 hp/175 lb-ft.||240 hp/260 lb-ft.|
|Transmission||6-speed auto with Sportmatic||6-speed auto with Sportmatic||6-speed auto with Sportmatic||6-speed auto with Sportmatic|
|Wheels||17-inch alloy||18-inch alloy with dark gray finish||18-inch alloy with machined finish||19-inch alloy|
|Headlights||Projector beam||Projector beam||Projector beam||LED|
|Instrument panel||3.5-inch TFT LCD||3.5-inch TFT LCD||3.5-inch TFT LCD||4.2-inch color TFT|
|Seating||Woven cloth||SOFINO™ leatherette||SOFINO™ leatherette||Leather seats|
|Towing capacity with trailer brakes||2,000 lbs.||2,000 lbs.||2,000 lbs.||2,000 lbs.|
|Infotainment unit||8-inch touchscreen||8-inch touchscreen||8-inch touchscreen||8-inch touchscreen|
|Navigation||Through smartphone connectivity||Through smartphone connectivity||Through smartphone connectivity||Integrated navigation|
|Audio system||6-speakers, 160 watts||6 speakers, 160 watts||6 speakers, 160 watts||Harman/Kardon® 320-watt with 8 speakers|
With the 2020 Kia Sportage you get a great SUV no matter which trim level you choose. While the base trim level is the most economical, it still treats you the way a much more expensive SUV would in the form of its premium technology and refined interior space that is comfortable for front- and rear-seat passengers.
Moving up to the sportier S trim level gets you plenty of exterior and interior upgrades which suggest the models’ athleticism above its comfortable attention to detail.
The EX is one we’ve found to be extremely popular, balancing many of the features drivers want with the more modest specs of the base powertrain. Additionally, those 18-inch wheels are really nice looking and have great appeal for drivers and viewers alike.
Finally, the SX Turbo rounds out the range with confident acceleration and high-octane thrill courtesy of its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Additionally, the SX Turbo raises the stakes in terms of luxury – offering standard integrated navigation, standard 320-watt sound system and standard leather seating with heating.
Whichever trim you find to be the best one, you’ll get it at the best price at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey. For more information or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!