2019 Kia Sportage Review

If you need a sporty SUV for your drives through Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville, you may be considering a popular model like the 2019 Kia Sportage. As you’ll see in our review, this SUV is popular for a reason.

With plenty of cargo space, impressive powertrain options, and high-tech features, the team at The Kia Store thinks this is a great choice for local drivers.

2019 Kia Sportage Performance

You’re sure to be satisfied with the performance features present in the Kia Sportage. This includes two powertrain options:

2.4L I-4 engine 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine
Horsepower 181 horsepower 175 lb-ft
Torque 240 horsepower 260 lb-ft

2019 white kia sportageBoth engines are paired with a 6-speed Sportmatic® automatic transmission that gives you the benefit of smooth shifting and optimized performance. However, you can also take control and shift-on-demand in a limited manual mode when desired.

As for your drivetrain, you’ll have your choice between a lightweight front-wheel drive (FWD) system and the Dynamax™ fully active all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

Dynamax™ fully active all-wheel drive actively monitors your roadway conditions and automatically redistributes torque as necessary between all four wheels to help you maintain a solid grip on the road.


Dimensions and Seating in the Kia Sportage

When choosing an SUV, many drivers are curious about how spacious the vehicle is. With the 2019 Sportage, you’ll likely have all the space you need—and then some. It has a total interior volume of 129.9 cubic feet and can seat five passengers comfortably.

  • Headroom first row/second row: 39.3/39.1 inches
  • Legroom first row/second row: 41.5/38.2 inches
  • Cargo volume behind second row: 30.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind first row: 60.1 cubic feet

With an available panoramic sunroof, you can fill the cabin with natural light and fresh air, making the interior feel even more spacious.

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High-Tech Safety, Convenience, and Infotainment Features

2019 Black Kia Sportage driving on highwayRounding out the experience of driving the 2019 Kia Sportage is all the available safety, convenience, and infotainment technology:

Safety Technology: The 2019 Sportage makes many smart safety features available, like Blind Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist. This feature issues a visual warning if there’s another car in your side blind spot. When you initiate your turn signal, the Lane Change Assist system lets you know if cars are approaching too quickly in your intended lane to allow for safe merging.

Convenience Technology: There are several convenient technologies available to drivers in the Kia Sportage, like the available Smart-Power Liftgate and available High Beam Assist. High Beam Assist helps you keep your focus when navigating dark roadways by toggling your high beams on-and-off for you when passing oncoming traffic.

Infotainment System: You’ll have many infotainment technologies available with the Kia Sportage to keep you entertained and connected. Bluetooth® connectivity is standard, for example, and allows you to link your smartphone to your car and make hands-free phone calls or stream music. You can also upgrade to a 7-inch or 8-inch full color touchscreen display.

Learn more about the Technology in the 2019 Kia Sportage here!

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Sportage

If you want to try out any of the features from our 2019 Kia Sportage review, come to The Kia Store and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

Drivers near Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville can contact us to schedule a test drive today!