There are only a few really good ways to say it: Compact SUVs are insanely popular because they do everything well. Inspired and agile, this class allows drivers to enjoy weekday comfort, a safer ride height and enough towing and cargo space to make short work of weekend expeditions. On the other hand, their shorter wheelbase makes them the ideal vehicle for commuters who must navigate parking in the dense urban environments in which many of us work or live.
The current generation Kia Sportage turns it up even further by offering something unique – fun. With its quirk personality and luxurious interior, the 2020 Kia Sportage wants drivers to enjoy every mile – regardless of its backdrop. Up against the 2020 Kia Sportage, the Buick Envision is an entry-luxury compact SUV that also aims to raise the bar. Let’s see how they do.
2020 Kia Sportage
2019 Buick Envision
|2.4-liter 4-cylinder (181 horsepower)||Base engine (horsepower)||2.5-liter 4-cylinder (197 horsepower)|
|26 combined MPG (EPA estimated)||Base fuel economy||25 combined MPG (EPA estimated)|
|1,500 lbs.||Towing capacity||1,150 lbs.|
|41.5 inches/38.2 inches||Legroom (front/rear)||40.9 inches/37.5 inches|
|60.1 cubic feet||Maximum cargo space||57.3 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/70,000 miles|
|$23,990||MSRP starts at||$31,995|
By offering a refined interior, striking exterior design and a focus on standard capability, the 2020 Kia Sportage goes above and beyond the typical mass-market segment and enters the entry-luxury territory to compete with badges like Buick.
Offering more interior space for both passengers and cargo, more fuel efficiency and a higher tow-capacity rating, the 2020 Kia Sportage shows Kia’s commitment to offering the kind of specs and features you’ll find on a far more expensive vehicle without adding a “badge tax” as GM has done with the Buick Envision.
Beyond simply offering more features and better specs, however, the 2020 Kia Sportage provide something truly luxurious – confidence. This confidence comes courtesy of the 2020 Kia Sportage’s industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile engine/powertrain warranty that provides you with four years or 30,000 miles of additional coverage over the Buick Envision on some of your vehicle’s most costly-to-repair parts.
Finally, starting at around $8,000 less and even better at Friendly Kia, the 2020 Kia Sportage significantly undercuts the MSRP of the 2019 Buick Envision.
If you have questions regarding the 2020 Kia Sportage or would like to schedule a test drive, contact us today!