The 2020 Kia Sportage is a stylish compact SUV that's loaded with safety and entertainment features. So, which one of its trim levels has what you want in your next SUV? Maguire Kia helps drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland with this review of the Kia Sportage trim levels. 

Kia Sportage LX

The Kia Sportage LX is the base trim and runs on a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This standard powertrain can run on either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and works with a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®.

You'll be in for a comfortable and fun drive with cloth seats, acoustic glass on the front windshield, and an 8-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. This Bluetooth® compatible system can sync up with your smartphone for convenient control through Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™.

Your infotainment system also doubles as a driver assistance feature. When you're backing up, the screen switches to a live look at what the Rear-View Monitor with Parking Guidance sees behind you. Every trim level provides you with peace of mind during your drive with standard features like:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

Kia Sportage S

The next trim level is the Kia Sportage S. It runs on the same engine and transmission as the base trim but gives you more control by adding paddle shifters. The interior also provides you with a more refined feel with Sofino premium leatherette seats.

This trim also adds more safety features to the mix. You'll have even more awareness of what's behind your SUV with a Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, plus you'll know when to change lanes with the Blind-Spot Collision Warning.

Kia Sportage EX

The Kia Sportage EX adds more comfort and convenience to both the interior and exterior of your SUV. For starters, it gives you more visibility with standard front fog lights and makes it easier to get in with a keyless Smart Welcome and Smart Power Liftgate®.

Inside, you can relax on a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support. There are also heated front seats and dual-zone automatic temperature control.

Kia Sportage SX Turbo

The top trim level features a new engine and makes lots of features that were available on other trims standard. Under the hood, the Kia Sportage SX Turbo has a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine that can deliver up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. While you're enjoying the extra power, you'll be able to see better too with LED headlights and fog lights.

The cabin features more luxury with leather seats, ventilated front seats, and an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. You can also let some fresh air in or brighten things up with a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade.

Up front, the infotainment system now has standard UVO Link Navigation and an 8-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system. There's also extra technology for your safety with Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

Test Drive the Kia Sportage

Visit Maguire Kia to learn more about the 2020 Kia Sportage trim levels and test drive the one that seems right for you. All four offer drivers and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland a safe, capable, and fun drive.

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