Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, so you can pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2019 Kia Sportage. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2019 Kia Sportage is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a time, you can get the 2019 Kia Sportage with a four-cylinder engine or a better V6, or you may get the miserly 2019 Kia Sportage Hybrid. On the highway, the 2019 Kia Sportage is comfortable and compliant. 2019 Kia Sportage also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2019 Kia Sportage with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2019 Kia Sportage offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from over the way.
The 2019 Kia Sportage is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than a small sedan, the 2019 Kia Sportage might just be the sedan for you.
The 2019 Kia Sportage is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2019 Kia Sportage Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2019 Kia Sportage stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2019 Kia Sportage features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat need not be scooted completely forward.