2020 Kia Sportage Prices Are Increasing Up To $590

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, Automotive Editor - May 14, 2019

With the 2020 Kia Sportage, Kia didn't exactly come out with an all-new model, but introduced a lightly refreshed crossover. For the new model year, the Sportage gained a slightly different look, some more features, and a new trim. Manufacturer pricing sheets show these changes have resulted in price increases of up to $590.

Before we get to the pricing, here's a quick rundown on what's changed for the Sportage. The compact crossover has new front and rear fascias, different wheel designs, new LED headlights, a revised grille, as well as upgraded front and rear skid plates. The new S trim slots in between the LX and EX, and features unique exterior and interior touches, as well as Sofino leatherette upholstery. New driver-assist features that are now offered on the nameplate include lane keep assist, driver attention warning, forward collision assist with pedestrian detection, smart cruise control with stop and go, and high-beam assist.

At the base LX level, pricing for the 2020 model year has gone up by $240 to $25,035 (including destination). The EX represents a $590 uptick from before, now sitting at $28,235, while the range-topping SX Turbo that starts at $34,535 is an extra $390 from last year. Just like last year, all-wheel drive is $1,500. That figure hasn't changed. The all-new S trim carries a price tag of $27,035. See below for a full list.

2020 Kia Sportage

Focusing on the mid-level EX, which saw the largest price increase, it looks like the price increase hasn't affected the crossover's status for being a value option. New equipment for the EX includes a smart power liftgate, high beam assist, an 8-inch touchscreen, lane keeping assist, and Sofino leatherette upholstery. The 2020 Sportage EX also has smart cruise control with stop and go, which wasn't offered before, that's bundled into the $4,500 EX Technology Package as an option. Factor in the new look and it's easy to see where your extra $590 is going.

Pricing for the Sportage may have gone up, but the Kia is still one of the more affordable options in the segment. Out of its main rivals, only the Hyundai Tucson is more affordable with a starting price tag of $24,245. The Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota RAV4 are all more expensive. The most affordable option of those four is the Forester, which starts at $25,270, while the RAV4 is the priciest with a price tag of $26,595.

Kia Sportage Pricing Comparison

2020 Trim 2019 MSRP 2020 MSRP Increase
LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive $24,795 $25,035 $240
LX 4dr All-wheel Drive $26,295 $26,535 $240
S 4dr Front-wheel Drive N/A $27,035 N/A
EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive $27,645 $28,235 $590
S 4dr All-wheel Drive N/A $28,735 N/A
EX 4dr All-wheel Drive $29,145 $29,735 $590
SX Turbo 4dr Front-wheel Drive $34,145 $34,535 $390
SX Turbo 4dr All-wheel Drive $35,645 $36,035 $390

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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