As compact-crossover SUVs go, the 2019 Kia Sportage still has a leg up on many of its rivals. Beyond its attractive pricing, unbeatable 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and long list of standard and available equipment, the Sportage offers one of the most powerful turbocharged engines in its class. Regrettably, driver assists standard on newer competitors remain optional on the Sportage.
New Features and Revisions
For 2019, the LX trim loses the Technology Package and along with it the option of autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot warning and lane-departure warning. The rest of the Sportage line carries over with little change.