New arrivals on the eastern market are more than appealing and we can expect many surprises. According to latest spy-shoots, new 2019 Kia Sportage has many things to offer. Although current model is under recent technology, the new model has some serious and mentionable updates. This vehicle is more than regular compact SUV. Upgraded design and stronger performance are more than appealing. It has good value note with spacious interior and sporty exterior. Kia’s affordable updates and warranty is also in standard package which we can expect. Producing the fourth generation of Korean brand makes a proof of long-term quality and endurance.
2019 Kia Sportage engine
There is going to be two types of powertrains which will be in options. The base 2.4-liter engine will come up with 182hp, which is quite demanding for this class. For more boost, more by can choose the second unit of 2.0-liter 4-cylinder offering 240hp. Both of chosen engines are going on all 4-wheels paired with a 6-speed transmission. Fuel economy is not at a higher level since using the turbo or standard engine.
Test driving of new 2019 Kia Sportage was smooth with any difficulties. It is measured that FWD models can gain 23 mpg city/30 mpg on the highway, and turbo AWD gets between 20/23. Towing capacity is improved and it can go beyond 2000 pounds. For maximum acceleration, the SX turbo engine is the right choice. The improved electrical steering wheel is giving the impression of a nice drive. Suspension capacity is without sound so driving is really smooth and less harsh than in previous Sportage.
2019 Kia Sportage redesign
Interior of new 2019 Kia Sportage is spacious and cozy. Well, position driver seat gives a nice view in front and upper driver seat. There is more luggage space and additional features include USB ports and 12-volt outlet and USB port for passengers. The second row of seats gives more space and seatbacks recline. There will be an available panoramic sunroof, but only into headroom. As the highest trim level goes, so will be additions for interior as well. We can expect natural materials and leather, which combining giving the classy impression.
The exterior is smaller dimensions but at some angles. High-mounted headlights are an eye-catching feature and it looks classy. With sporty lines combined with classic shell, we can conclude how nicely packed this vehicle is. The SX Turbo models will use LED lights for foggy weather. Using combining steel with carbon layer makes the hood endurable and strong.
2019 Kia Sportage pros and cons
One of the most positive things about 2019 Kia Sportage is its warranty and expanded the availability of technical equipment and emergency braking. Safety equipment is also part of a basic package with features like climate-control seats and premium audio system. Also, in addition, is the turbocharged engine which budget for this SUV makes quite solid. This model might be under a question mark if you want a more space, Honda CR-V is a right rival, and for fuel economy perhaps a Kia Sorento will be the right choice.
2019 Kia Sportage price
The price of new 2019 Kia Sportage will depend on current trim they are required. The base LX trim with FWD is priced about $24,500 with plus $2,000 for AWD. With the upper trim package, the Sportage EX with all additional features will cost about $27,200. For turbo engine specs there is Sportage SX will go under $33,500 and with additional $1,500 there is the possibility of making an AWD on EX or SX. Regarding the structure and quality, and also affordability, new Kia is a decent rival. However, with no less quality, it can compete with Honda CR-V and Subaru Forest. The Korean market is growing by every new arrival so we can expect final launching in 2019, although the current spy shots are still available in a current year.