What are the Differences Between the 2020 and 2019 Kia Sportage?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Sportage on Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 3:38 pm
2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Sportage vs 2019 Kia Sportage

After the 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2020 Kia Soul, the next 2020 Kia model that has now been released is the 2020 Kia Sportage. While not a brand-new model as in the case of the 2020 Kia Telluride or a dramatic redesign in the case of the 2020 Kia Soul, the 2020 Kia Sportage compact SUV still has plenty of updates to offer a new year audience of drivers. To show and demonstrate these changes, we’ll compare the 2020 Kia Sportage against its previous model year. It’s the 2020 Kia Sportage vs the 2019 Kia Sportage!

2020 Kia Sportage and 2019 Kia Sportage Comparison

2020 Kia Sportage SUV redesign exterior rear shot showing back bumper and taillight design while parked under a cloudy blue sky

2019 Kia Sportage exterior front shot with white paint color parked outside a fancy California home

Model 2020 Kia Sportage 2019 Kia Sportage
Starting MSRP $23.990 $23,750
Baseline Engine 2.4L Inline 4 2.4L Inline 4
Horsepower 181 181
Torque (lb-ft) 175 175
Upgraded Engine 2L Turbocharged Inline 4 2L Turbocharged Inline 4
Horsepower 240 237
Torque (lb-ft) 260 260
Standard Transmission 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Standard Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive Available Available
Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 26 (2.4L Inline 4) / 23 (2L Turbocharged Inline 4) 26 (2.4L Inline 4) / 23 (2L Turbocharged Inline 4)
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 16.4 16.4
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) 60.1 60.1
Total Seating 5 5

Mechanically, the 2020 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Kia Sportage are nearly identical. However, the 2020 Kia Sportage slightly increases horsepower with its second engine option.

Meanwhile, the exterior and interior looks of the 2020 Kia Sportage get a sizeable update over its 2019 model.

2020 Kia Sportage Exterior Design Changes

  • Exhaust Tip Redesign
  • LED Fog Lights and LED Headlights
  • Redesigned Front Grille, Bumper, Air Intake, and Skid Plate
  • Redesigned Headlight Design with LED Turn Signals
  • Redesigned Rear Bumper and Skid Plate
  • Steel Grey Exterior Color Option
  • And More!

2020 Kia Sportage Interior Design Changes

  • 8″ Touchscreen with Navigation
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Redesigned Steering Wheel
  • Redesigned Vent Plates
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seating
  • Wireless Phone Charging Tray

2020 Kia Sportage Debut and Design Changes


Buy a Brand-New 2020 Kia Sportage in Kenosha, WI

The 2020 Kia Sportage is out and available for purchase at Kia dealerships nationwide. Here at the Palmen Kia dealership, we already have 2020 Kia Sportage models in stock. Browse our online inventory to schedule a test drive and contact us to learn more. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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