On a 10-scale rating, the 2020 Kia Sportage is a 7 on many factors excluding fuel economy which comes above average as a 6. Nonetheless, the 7s it garners across other factors is an experience to be had on wheels. Let’s have a detailed look!
The 2020 Kia Sportage is an SUV that comes in a compact shape for those who do not like the rugged and bold looks of familiar SUVs; this is yours for the taking if you are one of them.
Its grille takes a tiger-nose shape and the multi-faceted LED headlamps accentuate the beauty of its body.
There are two available engine types for this Kia Sportage model: a 2.4L four-cylinder engine and a 2.0L turbocharged engine. Where the 2.4L engine delivers 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, the latter engine delivers a higher horsepower, 237 horsepower, and a higher lb-ft of torque, 260 lb-ft. However, the 2.0L turbocharged engine is only available in the SX trim for an additional $2,000 plus wheels upgrade from 18” to 19” and larger front brakes.
The interior is pleasant to the feel and comfortable; there are also ventilation and heating features for the seats. Specific buttons are available on the dash to serve whatever benefits Kia promised through the features present in the 2020 Kia Sportage.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are the entertainment duo in this SUV; the side view mirrors have the heating capability and there is an 8” information-plus-entertainment system to make good use of. Hill descent control is a unique feature in this SUV which is available at the touch of a button; when you need to juice up the battery life of your phone, the wireless phone charger comes through; the steering wheel also has the heating capability and there is a panoramic sunroof when you upgrade to the EX trim.
Safety is well thought out in the 2020 Kia Sportage. Depending on the trim, you get access to features like High Beam Assist, Blind-Spot Monitoring System, Lane-Keeping Assistance system, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system, and a Forward Collision-Avoidance system. In the top trim, the 2020 Kia Sportage SX, is where you get parking sensors and the Adaptive Cruise Control system.
All said, the 2020 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that serves you about 8/10 on a 10-scale rating scheme and you would not be amiss purchasing one to cruise around town or take trips to other cities and states.