2019 Kia Sportage: What to know about it

If you are on a budget and cannot afford the 2020 Kia Sportage, they can settle for the previous model, the 2019 Kia Sportage. Compared to 2018, the Kia Sportage 2019 no longer offers the heated rear upgraded seat, and its list of standard features in the LX tends to be shorter. In 2017, it was all new, and 2019 is still upscale and fresh.

So why consider going for the 2019 Kia Sportage?

Comfortable, spacious interior

It offers a lot of room in both the seating rows. The front seat tends to be very comfortable, which can be upgraded to ventilated and heated leather. The interior features have an armrest that is leatherette and other construction made from high-quality materials. The seat at the rear features a 60/40 bench seat that is folding, which also reclines. You will have a smooth ride and one that is very comfortable even when the road is bumpy. It is also beneficial to the driver as the console has an ergonomic design, and the display is good.

Great model base

The model of the base of the Sportage LX 2019 comes having a backup camera together with a five-inch touch screen system of infotainment. It also has Bluetooth and satellite radio. It is possible to upgrade the base model, including all the wheels. It is an LX popular option package that adds the android auto and apple carplay, the seven-inch upgraded touch screen, and the infotainment UVO system.

The capable base engine that has an optional turbocharged engine upgrade

The Kia Sportage 2019 is equipped with a horsepower of 181 four cylinder engine. Though it is not the most aggressive option of them all, it is an option that gets 23 mpg while driving in the city and 30 mpg while driving on the highway. If you are a buyer looking for a sporty driving experience, you will need to upgrade to the turbocharged four-cylinder in SX’s model. It can crank out 240 horsepower which is impressive, increasing acceleration and passing capability considerably.

App assistant and UVO infotainment

The Kia Sportage 2019 can be upgraded to include the mobile device app UVO. It is a system that allows you to pair your mobile device to the Sportage. It is the app that keeps the driver apprised of the vehicle’s diagnostics and the needs of the other vehicles. The app allows the driver to send the points of interest from their particular mobile devices to the Sportage system’s navigation. It has a parking reminder, which makes it possible for the driver to locate the Sportage by use of a mobile device.

Intelligent options for headlights

The Kia Sportage 2019 has optional Xenon HID headlights which are found in the upper levels of trim. They are some of the advanced headlights that you will find in the market. The sportage headlights that are upgraded can pivot automatically, allowing the driver to have visibility, which is better when around the corners. The automatic Drivewise high beam is a system that will enable the Sportage cycle to be between high and low beams automatically whenever there is oncoming traffic that is within range.

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