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2020 Kia Sportage: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - February 09, 2019
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Model Preview

The Kia Sportage went through its Euro-inspired redesign back in 2017, ushering in a more bubbly look than before. In the 2020 Kia Sportage, this general appearance will carry on, but it will have mild updates to keep things fresh.

On the outside, the basic Sportage design that arrived in 2017 will remain, but Kia will massage it to keep things modern. Up front, this refresh will include new headlights with available LED technology and LED turn signals, updated projector-beam fog lights, available LED fog lights, and a new grille, bumper, air intake and skid plate.

Around back, the 2020 Kia Sportage will gain a redesigned bumper and skid plate, a new exhaust tip, and new taillight trim. Rounding out the changes will be new 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels, and a new metallic Steel Grey color option.

2020 Kia Sportage

Inside, the 2020 Kia Sportage will receive just a few small updates. These will include new SOFINO leatherette upholstery, a standard 8-inch touchscreen in place of the current 5-inch unit, standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a redesigned steering wheel, new air vents, and an available wireless charging pad.

Under its hood, things will remain the same for the 2020 Kia Sportage. Its base engine will remain a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. In the SX Turbo model, the 2020 Sportage will keep the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will continue to pair with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2020 Kia Sportage will also take a huge step forward in safety by adding driver-attention warning, lane-keep assist, and full-speed adaptive cruise control. It will also continue to offer optional automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and automatic high-beam headlights.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2020 Kia Sportage lineup will hit showrooms in the first half of 2019.

The 2020 Sportage will gain a new S trim between the LX and EX models, bringing the total trim options to four: LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. Pricing is unknown, but we expect at least a small increase relative to the current model, which ranges from $24,795 to $35,645 (destination fees included).

Competition for the 2020 Sportage will include the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V.

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