What are the differences between the 2019 Kia Sportage Trims?

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2019 Kia Sportage Trim Levels

Are you considering the 2019 Kia Sportage as your next compact SUV but not sure which trim is right for you? The experts at Southlake Kia in Merrillville, IN, crafted this trim comparison to make your decision easy. Browse our new inventory for available trims, then schedule a test drive to experience the 2019 Kia Sportage for yourself.

If you have any questions about the 2019 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo, call (219) 947-1527 or fill out our online form to get in touch with a Southlake Kia representative.

Standard Features of the 2019 Kia Sportage

The all-new Kia Sportage takes comfort and technology to a whole different level. With considerations for all passengers and numerous available extras, these standard features can be found on all 2019 Kia Sportage trims:

  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat width 17-Step Recline
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • Eco, Normal, and Sport driving modes
  • Rear-Camera Display
  • USB/Auxiliary Input Jack and 12-V Power Outlets

LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo

With a trim for every lifestyle, the 2019 Kia Sportage is truly versatile. The crossover SUV offers three distinct trim levels, each boasting first-rate features and tech-savvy amenities. Explore each model below to find the one that suits you best.

  • Kia Sportage LX - Starting at $23,750 MSRP
  • Kia Sportage EX - Starting at $26,600 MSRP
  • Kia Sportage SX Turbo - Starting at $33,100 MSRP

A silver Kia Sportage driving on wet pavement

Performance Features

Comparing the 2019 Kia Sportage trims is easy if you know which performance features matter most to you. Each model has a 6-speed automatic overdrive with Sportmatic® and maximum towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. when properly equipped. The new Sportage offers Dynamax™ AWD with all trims for automatic traction adjustment according to road and weather conditions. Also available on all models is advanced traction cornering control and locking center differential. The following table details engine and performance specs for each 2019 Kia Sportage FWD trim.

Model

Performance Features

Kia Sportage LX

  • 2.4L DOHC I-4 engine
  • 181 HP @ 6,000 RMP
  • 175 lbs.-ft. torque @ 4,000 RPM
  • 23 city/30 hwy MPG

Kia Sportage EX

  • 2.4L DOHC I-4 engine
  • 181 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • 175 lbs.-ft. torque @ 4,000 RPM
  • 22 city/29 hwy MPG

Kia Sportage SX Turbo

  • 2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbocharged engine
  • 240 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • 260 lbs.-ft. torque @ 1,450 - 3,500 RPM
  • 21 city/26 hwy MPG

The interior of the 2019 Kia Sportage

Interior Comfort

The 2019 Kia Sportage was built for comfort and designed for maximum control. Each trim level builds off the previous model, elevating technology, amenities, and premium features to exude the true spacious functionality of a compact crossover SUV. See how the interior features of the Sportage trims compare in the table below.

Model

Interior Features

Kia Sportage LX

  • SiriusXM® 6-speaker audio system w/ 5-in. touch-screen
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Woven cloth seats

Kia Sportage EX

All LX features plus:

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Gloss black trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gearshift knob
  • UVO w/ 7-in. touch-screen display

Kia Sportage SX Turbo

All EX features plus:

  • Alloy pedals
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound w/ Clari-Fi™
  • Heated & sport steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • UVO w/ 8-in. touch-screen
  • Ventilated front seats

Tech Features

All 2019 Sportage trims come packed with the tech and safety features you need to stay connected and protected throughout every drive. From lane change assist to emergency braking, the 2019 Kia Sportage has it all. The table below lists features you will find on new Sportage models.

Model

Tech Features

Kia Sportage LX

  • Downhill Brake Control
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Remote keyless entry

Kia Sportage EX

All LX features plus:

  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start & Immobilizer

Kia Sportage SX Turbo

All EX features plus:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Parking Assist w/ Front & Rear Sensors
A red Kia Sportage

Colors

Express your unique personality and style with the 2019 Kia Sportage compact crossover. All new Sportage trims can be customized from an array of colors, including:

  • Black Cherry*
  • Burnished Copper
  • Clear White**
  • Hyper Red
  • Mineral Silver
  • Pacific Blue*
  • Snow White Pearl*
  • Sparking Silver
  • Steel Gray

*Sport Appearance available on 2019 Kia Sportage EX

**Available on 2019 Kia Sportage LX only

Man putting his backs in the back of a silver 2019 Kia Sportage

Package Options

When comparing the 2019 Kia Sportage LX, EX, and SX Turbo, the mid-trim level offers the most package options. Whether you're looking to upgrade technology features or add convenience to the new Sportage, these packages get the job done.

Model

Package Options

Kia Sportage LX

  • LX Popular Package

Kia Sportage EX

  • EX Sport Appearance Package
  • EX Premium Package
  • EX Technology Package

Kia Sportage SX Turbo

  • No packages available

2019 Kia Sportage Lease Deal

Once you've decided on a Sportage trim, check out the new inventory at Southlake Kia to see which models we have available. Our 2019 Kia Sportage lease deals change monthly, so be sure to claim yours while they last! Then, schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership and we'll get you behind the wheel of the new 2019 Sportage so you can experience all it has to offer for yourself.

Want to know more about how the 2019 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo compare? Contact a Southlake Kia product specialist at (219) 947-1527 or fill out our online form for the answers you need.

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