2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Lexus NX

Red 2020 Kia Sportage and silver 2020 Lexus NX

Crossovers continue to be a sweet spot among automotive shoppers. This vehicle class is a perfect mix of compact size, big power, and spacious cabins. Their agile handling helps make weaving through city roads a breeze and their versatility makes them a perfect match for daily commutes and weekend getaways.

In this 2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Lexus NX comparison from Friendly Kia, the 2020 Sportage SX Turbo is giving the Lexus NX 300 a run for its money. The Lexus brand is often associated with luxury-level vehicles and this comparison is going to show you how you can get that commitment to luxury in the affordable, everyday 2020 Kia Sportage.

2020 Kia Sportage


2020 Lexus NX

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged engine
240 horsepower | 260 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 235 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque
1,653 pounds Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 pounds
8.0-inch Touch-Screen Display w/ rear Camera Standard Infotainment System Lexus Multimedia System with 8.0-inch screen
Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Connectivity Features Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 6 years/70,000 miles
$33,590 Starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price $36,870

Kia Sportage Lands Ahead of Lexus NX

The elite 2020 Kia Sportage SX Turbo stands far ahead of the competing 2020 Lexus NX 300. This top-tier Sportage model starts off at $33,590 and delivers more power with more high-tech features than the 2020 Lexus NX 300. This Lexus competitor starts off at a pricier $36,870 for just its base model offering.

The 2020 Sportage SX Turbo is powered by a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to an Electronically Controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®. The SX Turbo trim grade pumps out 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque on the road, which is more than what the competing Lexus NX 300 has to offer. The rest of the 2020 Kia Sportage lineup comes equipped with a 181-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®.

Each model in the 2020 Kia Sportage lineup comes equipped with a high-tech 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity. The Sportage SX Turbo adds additional technology to its cabin, including Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, a navigation system, wireless phone charger, and more.

For additional information on the 2020 Kia Sportage or the available models on the Friendly Kia lot, contact a member of our team today.