The 2019 Kia Sportage is here, and with it comes a great opportunity to own a spacious, powerful SUV that is up to just about any challenge you task it with. As it is a carryover model, there are a few things that haven’t really changed, but since it is a newer model, there are a fair amount of technology and standard features that have been upgraded. Let’s take a look at what some of these features are.
As we’ve said, this is a carryover model, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that the Sportage sports the same 2.4L 4cyl engine with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. That means that you’ll get 181 horsepower and 175 ft.-lbs. of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy also remains unchanged at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
You’ll also have the same 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space, and will be able to seat 5 people. But that’s enough about what didn’t change. Let’s talk about what’s new.
As we’ve discussed before, there are a few changes with the 2019 Sportage. When it comes to the base trim of the Sportage LX, you’ll have a few package upgrades, including the UBO3 7-inch touchscreen, full Auto Temperature Control, and Auto Defogger.
As you might expect, the EX has more exciting upgrades, including Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert for driver-assist technologies, as well as heated and power folding outside mirrors. If you are looking for more safety technology features, there are others available on the EX, and standard on the SX, including Lane Departure Warning System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Change Assist, to name a few.
There are some other great features the Sportage has to offer, including an available Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity on the LX, which already is standard on the EX and SX. Standard on all trims is the BLUETOOTH® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity, and a Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio and Hands-Free Phone Buttons.
If you are looking for a 2019 Kia Sportage, then you are in luck! Here at Mortiz Kia, we have plenty of Sportage options for you to choose from. Join us at one of our three locations; Fort Worth, Alliance, or Hurst, to check out this exciting 2019 Kia model. Not quite ready for a test drive? No problem! You can contact us with any questions you have. We are always happy to help you in your research for your next Kia vehicle.