2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is just the right size for those interested in a larger interior cabin and more space in the back for cargo without committing to something full size. Plus, it offers all-wheel drive capability and serious style.

Interested? With the recent release of the 2020 Kia Sportage, most drivers will find both the incoming 2020 Kia Sportage and outgoing 2019 Kia Sportage at their local dealership. To help with the shopping process, we break down what the largest differences are between these two models below.

2020 Kia Sportage exterior in red

2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Kia Sportage

$23,990 Starting MSRP $23,750
LX, S, EX, SX Turbo Trim Levels LX, EX, SX Turbo
Available Wireless Smartphone Charging Not Available
8-Inch with Apple CarPlay Compatibility Standard Touchscreen 5-Inch with AM/FM/CD/MP3

What Updates Have Been Made For The 2020 Model Year?

Trim Levels

One of the most notable changes in the 2020 Kia Sportage lineup is the addition of a brand-new S trim level. Sandwiched between the base LX trim and the EX trim, the S trim offers a few sporty upgrades including skid plates in the front and back, 18-inch alloy wheels, and upgraded interior upholstery.

Interior Updates

Inside, the 2020 Kia Sportage got a few small but mighty updates to help drivers have a more connected experience. A standard 5-inch touchscreen display has been swapped out for a standard 8-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and an available wireless smartphone charging tray keeps all devices fully charged without the hassle of cords. A few small design tweaks to the dashboard also help to keep things feeling current.

Exterior Updates

While the look of the 2020 Kia Sportage will largely follow in the footsteps of the outgoing model, a handful of exterior design enhancements have been made to keep everything sharp. The most noticeable changes will be on the front and back ends where updates to the lighting, grille, bumpers, skid plates, and exhaust have taken shape. A new Metallic Steel Grey color option has also been added to the lineup.

SUV shoppers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can find the Kia Sportage at Moritz Kia. Connect with our team and let them know what you are looking for in your next vehicle!