The 2020 Kia Sportage is a compact crossover SUV with sporty looks and sturdy turbo ability. Newer rivals give it fierce levels of competition, on the other hand.
For its impressive top quality, optional turbo ability, and sporty moves as its name indicates, we give it 6.seven out of 10 all round. (Read extra about how we amount automobiles.)
The Sportage was up-to-date for 2020 with a sporty looking S trim, new headlights, wheels, a redesigned front and rear bumper, and extra conventional machines which includes an eight.-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle compatibility. The 2020 Sportage is provided in LX, S, EX, and SX trim stages.
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The styling tweaks to the Sportage do the job properly to preserve this crossover SUV modern day against a redesigned Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. The interior functions good components on substantial-trim variations, but the foundation LX can truly feel a minimal chintzy.
The Sportage is driven by either a 181-horsepower two.4-liter inline-4 or a 240-hp two.-liter. Entrance-wheel travel is conventional and all-wheel travel is optional, teamed in each configuration to a 6-velocity automatic transmission.
Though slightly smaller than some of its popular competition such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the Sportage packs a good deal of house for individuals and things with 31 cubic toes of cargo home driving the next row and just above 60 cubes with the rear seats folded flat. The Sportage is also quiet on the street for a mainstream crossover, even though the conventional motor produces an unsavory sounds at entire tilt.
Many thanks to Kia’s trim stage and alternative packaging, selecting a Sportage is as simple as picking out how significantly you want to pay out and what color you want it to be painted. Turbo and all-wheel-travel models in a natural way value extra, but not prohibitively so.
For 2020, the Sportage gains lively lane control, automatic crisis braking with pedestrian detection, automatic substantial-beam headlights. Blind-location displays are optional.
Fuel economy is 1 place in which the Sportage does not stack up. The thriftiest model is the foundation front-wheel-travel Sportage at 26 mpg blended, even though the turbo-4 drops that figure to just 21 mpg blended with all-wheel travel.