2020 Kia Sportage Gets Mild Exterior Refresh, New Trim Level
The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage debuted at the 2019 Chicago auto show with a revised front fascia and other subtle changed. Additionally, a new S trim joins the lineup, slotting between the LX and EX grades, though Kia hasn't fully detailed that model. A host of new features are now available on the 2020 Sportage, including new active driver assistance tech like lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and Driver Attention Alert.
All 2020 Kia Sportage models now come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. New alloy wheel designs ranging in size from 17 to 19 inches are also available, as is leatherette upholstery. Higher trims will be offered with LED headlights and foglights, navigation, and a wireless charging pad.
A 181-hp 2.4-liter I-4 comes standard on the 2020 Kia Sportage and a 2.0-liter turbo-four is available only on the SX trim. All 2020 Sportages will come exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy figures haven't been released yet, but there's no reason to believe they'll change from the pre-refresh model. Front-wheel drive comes standard while all-wheel drive is optional.
The 2020 Kia Sportage will go on sale the first half of 2019, and pricing will be announced closer to that date.