Kia Sportage 2019 Review

December 18, 2018

For those looking for the mid-size SUV category car out there, nothing is quite better than the Kia Sportage 2019. Though you may not find any major changes over the previous model, the sporty good look with the long roster sophisticated features makes it the best in the business. In all those crash tests performed, it has gained good marks even in terms of resale and reliability. Despite carrying similarities, there is a lot more to talk about the latest Kia Sportage model. Apart from giving out the best value for the money, it even comes in with some advanced safety features that make you upgrade. Read on the Kia Sportage 2019 review to find more details.

Kia Sportage 2019 Style and Performance

Of all the compact SUVs out there, the Kia Sportage 2019 is claimed to be in the fourth position with its best interiors in class spacious, upscale cabin. It ensures to offer a comfortable ride and also offers user-friendly tech features. The customer gets to enjoy the Sportage Standard engine of 2.4-liter four-cylinder that can render 181hp. There is even an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers an impressive 240hp. A six-speed automatic transmission serves the only transmission option and gets to choose the option of either front or all-wheel drive. Talking of the interior, Kia Sportage 2019 offers comfortable and supportive seats that make it a suitable option for long drives. All the controls are placed logically, and there is a bright red backlighting that is quite convenient at night. Even the 30.7 feet of cargo space is quite good enough. You get a comfortable ride even on rough pavement with the wind noise and road noise remarkably suppressed. The touchscreen interface is refreshing to use. All the trim levels are equipped with accident avoidance tech. Talking about safety, the Kia Sportage comes in with a sports bag for both driver and front passenger. There are even side-curtain bags that cover windows in the front and back row. You will have to choose an upgraded model to enjoy the new safety technology such as rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. As for the audio capability, it comes in with an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Just plug in the phone for instant connection to multimedia.

Kia Sportage 2019

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Kia Sportage 2019 Vs 2018

Here is another year of the Kia Sportage without many significant upgrades. Now that the last year technology package for the LX trim has been dropped. It gets the same attractive exterior and interior design along with the all-wheel drive on all trim levels. The lusty 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is still there in top trim level. Though it is quite hard enough to spot the differences, we can tell that the latest Kia Sportage 2019 used the standard equipment along with the safety kit. Moreover, there is something beneath the skin of Kia that has received most changes. It has a revised ride, handling tune, new gearbox that ensures fuel-efficient diesel engine. Kia is quite confident about these changes as it would deliver great cross section while on winding roads, poor-quality roads and even in the urban roads. The lower bumper area has been revised to create a masculine front-end. There is even a new grille, a headlight that comes in with a full LED functionality. Also, you can find minor changes to skid plate along with the tail lights. Since there is nothing much changed, buyers now get the option to choose between 181hp inline-4 or 240hp turbo-4.

Kia Sportage 2019
Kia Sportage 2019

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Kia Sportage 2019 Price in Dubai

Despite being considered as the best choice in the compact SUVs, it features a lowest starting price point that makes it a competitive option over its rivals. It is quite easier to get 240hp turbocharged Sportage SX that offers additional power. The base model price with the front-wheel-drive starts at about AED 90250. However, if you would like to get additional featured Sportage EX then you get it for AED 101380. With more turbo power, the Sportage SX costs over AED 124888.

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