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Kia Sportage 2020 review: SX Plus snapshot

The SX Plus is the upper-mid grade in the refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage lineup.
EXPERT RATING
7.7

The SX Plus is the upper-mid grade in the refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage lineup, available from $39,490 drive-away.

That price covers the 2.0-litre petrol (114kw/192Nm) front-wheel drive variant, with a six-speed automatic transmission. The SX Plus can also be had as a 2.0-litre turbo diesel (136kW/400Nm) all-wheel drive, with an eight-speed automatic transmission at $44,490 drive-away.

Standard equipment on the SX Plus includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs with halogen headlights, auto rain-sensing windscreen wipers, leather interior trim, push-start and keyless entry, an electronic parking brake, a 4.2-inch colour TFT screen in the dash, an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, DAB+ digital radio, built-in sat-nav, a premium JBL eight-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate controls, a chrome and gloss black exterior highlight upgrade, privacy glass for the rear seats, as well as front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera.

For the first time in a mid-grade Sportage, the SX Plus also features a powered tailgate.

The Sportage has a small-for-the-segment 466-litre boot and features a full-size spare under the floor. All variants have the same great leg and headroom in all seats and feature practical storage fittings throughout. The rear seats are able to recline across the Sportage range.

The Sportage is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty promise, and by up to eight years of roadside assist, if serviced at an approved Kia dealer.

There’s also a comprehensive capped-price servicing program for the life of the warranty, averaging out to $391.71 per year for the 2.0L petrol or $511.43 for the 2.0L turbo diesel.

Pricing Guides

$34,240
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$28,990
Highest Price
$39,490
EXPERT RATING
7.7
Tom White
Journalist

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