Kia Sportage Pricing and Specs
Autonomous emergency braking is now standard after the refresh, as is lane-keep assist and driver attention alert, while top-grade GT-Line variants also gain adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.
As for petrol engine choices, the base Si, Si Premium and SLi are available with a 114kW/192Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine and front-wheel drive, while the flagship GT-Line scores a more potent 135kW/237Nm 2.4-litre motor and all-wheel drive.
Both petrol engines employ a six-speed automatic transmission.
A 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine is also available across all grades, which sends 136kW/400Nm to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
As standard, the Sportage comes fitted with a 7.0-inch multimedia system, 17-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and reversing camera with parking sensors.
Higher grades add a larger 8.0-inch multimedia unit, premium sound system, larger diameter wheels, 4.2-inch driver display, panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger, powered tailgate, and heated and cooled front pews.
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Kia Sportage FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sportage here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Should I buy a Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage or Mazda CX-5?
The RAV4 in its current guise is the best the model has ever been. Of course, that’s exactly how it should be, but some car-makers don’t always crack the newer-is-better code. You’re right about the new RAV4 Hybrid being the headline grabber, but that’s because it’s the big change in the RAV4 formula and the one that is likely to attract the most new customers to the franchise. There’s nothing wrong with the two-litre CVT RAV4 per se, but you might find the performance of the smaller petrol engine a bit on the weedy side, especially with a full load of bodies and luggage on board. And, as with any CVT car, the advice is to drive it before you decide, and make sure you don’t find the CVT’s behaviour too foreign. Some people do, others never notice it.
The Kia Sportage Sport is another good package but suffers the same lacklustre engine performance issue in two-litre petrol form. It does, though, have a conventional six-speed automatic transmission rather than a CVT. And while the Sportage was facelifted in 2018, its basic design goes back to 2015. Which, in fact, makes it an older design than the Mazda CX-5 which was first launched here in 2017. Any of the three vehicles you’ve nominated will do the job but history suggests the Toyota will hold more resale value when trade-in time rolls around. And congratulations on the new addition to the family.Show more
Does the Kia Sportage 2019 have surging issues?
Kia confirmed that there is a software issue with the 2.0-litre diesel engine, which results in surging when the engine is cold. The told us that their supplier has been working on a solution which they hope will be available fairly soon. It is complicated by the fact the software is not supplied only to Kia and any changes have to be cleared by all users. From that I think you could assume the Tucson is probably also affected.Show more
What is the best car to tow a camper trailer?
Camper trailers typically weigh in the range of 850 kg to 1200 kg without the extra weight of things like food, bedding, clothes, etc. so it’s probably best to look at a compact SUV. A Mazda CX5 will tow up to 1800 kg, which would seem to fit your needs. Then there’s a Kia Sportage (1600 kg), Mitsubishi Outlander (1600 kg), or Suzuki Grand Vitara (1600 kg).Show more