Armed with versatility, the Kia Sportage is a powerful yet attractive car that caters to every need of drivers with any lifestyle. For 2019, the Sportage received a mild facelift for some extra oomph - same sleek, clean appearance but with improved performance and convenience. Packed with features that are great for any driving style and purpose, the Sportage is an all-rounder for every driver out there.
As Kia’s flagship SUV and one of the best-selling models, the Sportage pairs a sophisticated exterior and interior design with advanced safety and infotainment features, topped by efficient powertrains in compliance with various emissions standards.
The Sportage’s new EcoDynamics+ 2.0-liter “R” powertrain is a four-cylinder turbodiesel featuring a mild-hybrid starter/generator unit and a 48-volt battery. Under the new and more stringent Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) regulations, it cuts CO2 emissions by as much as four percent.
Safety First for All Drivers
The Sportage adopts a series of Kia’s latest advanced driving assistance and infotainment systems, building on its reputation for high occupant safety and high-tech convenience.
The latest driver assist technologies available in the Sportage include Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, an Around View Monitor for easier parking maneuvers, and Driver Attention Warning (DAW), to combat fatigue and inattentiveness at the wheel. The Sportage also provides access to a wide array of existing driver assist systems, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.
In addition, every Sportage comes standard with Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which helps with stability when braking and cornering by controlling the vehicle’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if it detects a loss of traction.
The Sportage is also fitted with driver and front passenger airbags, first-row side airbags, and first- and second-row curtain airbags. These features further ensure the safety of not only the driver but also other occupants, making the Sportage a trusty one for a family trip or a long-haul drive. For families with children, ISOFIX anchor points that are fitted as standard to all models may come handy, as they add another layer of protection for children in the rear seats.
51% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) application makes the all-new sportage even stronger and lighter with benefits that include better handling and improved fuel efficiency. Hot-stamped steel components in 14 core stress areas help provide maximum crash protection, better driving dynamics and a quieter ride. Additionally, Kia applied a best-in-class 103 meters of structural adhesive to enhance vehicle body strength while minimizing noise and vibration for a smoother ride.
Boring Long-haul Drives? Not a Problem
To make every driving experience a more enjoyable one, the Sportage is equipped with a 160-watt six-speaker audio system. Available as an option is an eight-speaker system from JBL?, with a more powerful 320-watt output, external amplifier and Clari-Fi? music restoration technology.
Roomy Cargo Space for Travel Aficionados
The Sportage’s 466-litre cargo space, which increases to 1455 litres with rear seats folded, offers plenty of room in the back to store any sports equipment or luggage, making weekend excursions or attending sporting events much easier.
The Sportage remains a highly practical and versatile choice for buyers – whether owners are loading the car with luggage and cargo or accommodating a full complement of passengers. Its wheelbase and height ensure occupants are never short of space, with plenty of headroom and legroom for passengers.
The front seats can be specified with three-stage heating, plus 10-way power control with lumbar support for the driver’s seat, and eight-way power control for the front passenger. Reclining rear seats offer 17 ‘steps’ – from 23 to 37 degrees – allowing rear occupants to shift seat backs fore and aft for maximum comfort. Rear passengers can also benefit from two-stage seat heaters.
With a well-balanced arsenal of convenient features, the Sportage is undoubtedly one of the most versatile, practical cars drivers can choose from. A parent, sport fanatic, or a travel lover - whichever one you may be, the Kia Sportage will far exceed your expectations.