2019 Kia Sportage: Features and Specs

Used 2019 Sportage: An Overview

During its launch period, the 2019 Kia Sportage was rated first in interior space, ride quality, and predictability among compact SUVs. A compact SUV with five seats, the Kia Sportage came with two engines, including one with a turbocharger. Front and all-wheel drive models were both available, along with six-speed automatic transmissions.

Today, the Sportage line continues to improve with every year, but the 2019 model, even used, is still absolutely a worthy ride for any family or busy traveler, as you’ll read in today’s post.

Is the 2019 Kia Sportage a Good SUV?

There is no doubt that the Sportage is a great used compact SUV. The adult-friendly cabin features straightforward technology and its safety scores are solid. The Sportage offers a balanced ride compared with similar models like the Mazda CX-5 and the Hyundai Tuscon. But it has some downsides, like the adequate fuel economy estimated and limited cargo capacity.

2019 Kia Sportage Features and Specs

Driving Feel / Performance

The four-cylinder engine is the base option. Despite the greater acceleration provided by the turbocharged engine, we wouldn’t recommend paying more to get this upgraded engine. Smoothly shifting automatic transmissions are a great match for both engines.

Despite its agility and composure, the Sportage is well suited to cornering. The vehicle rides smoothly over bumpy roads.

Base engine – 181 horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder

Available engine – 240 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Drivetrain: standard front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive

Transmission – 6-speed automatic

Dimensions & Space

Length – 14 ft & 8 inches

Curb weight – 3,305 – 3,997 lbs

Cargo Volume – 129.3 cubic feet

Ground Clearance – 6.4 inches

Front Seat

Front Head Room – 39.3 inches

Front Hip Room – 54.3 inches

Front Leg Room – 41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room – 57.1 inches

Third Row Seat

Third Row Head Room – 39.1 inches

Third Row Hip Room – 51.2 inches

Third Row Leg Room – 38.2 inches

Third Row Shoulder Room – 55.1 inches


A 4.5 out of five predicted reliability rating provides an excellent assessment of the 2019 Kia Sportage.


The American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the 2019 Sportage as five stars in the overall safety rating, as well as five stars in side crash tests and four stars in frontal crash and rollover tests.

It was given Good scores across all six crashworthiness tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In terms of how well the headlights illuminate the road ahead, it can either be an Acceptable, Marginal, or Poor rating depending on the trim level.

Collision avoidance features are graded differently according to IIHS. With its optional vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system and its optional vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention system, the Sportage earned the highest rating of Superior.

Here is the 2019 Kia Sportage advanced safety features:

  • Automatic High-beam Headlights
  • Automatic Pre-collision Braking
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Vehicle Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert


With both rows offering adult-friendly seating, the Sportage can accommodate five people. Passengers can easily find a comfortable position in the rear row with its reclining backrests. This car’s cabin is as elegant as any in its class, featuring modern styling and materials of high quality.

Cloth upholstery is a standard feature for all seats in the 2019 Kia Sportage.

The following advanced seating features were provided on the higher trims:

  • Power-adjustable Front Seats
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Child Seating

LATCH car-seat connectors are included on both outboard rear seats of the 2019 Sportage, as well as an upper tether for its middle rear seat. As far as ease of use is concerned, this LATCH system is rated as Acceptable by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Tethers on the upper portion of the seats are easy to find, but anchors on the lower portion are deep within the seats.

Infotainment System

A responsive and intuitive infotainment system comes standard with the Sportage. Among the features of the upgraded system are a large touchscreen along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The central control panel also houses convenient physical controls for audio and climate.

Standard infotainment features – Six Speakers, Satellite Radio, 5 Inch Touch Screen, USB Port, Bluetooth

Additional standard features: Remote Keyless Entry

Upgraded infotainment features: Harman Kardon Audio System, 7 or 8 Inch Touch Screen, Kia UVO Infotainment System, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Navigation System

Other upgraded features: Push Button Start, Proximity Key, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Panoramic Sunroof

Cargo Space

There’s little difference between the cargo dimensions of the Sportage and those of rivals in its class. When you fold down the back row, the compact SUV has a cargo space of 30.07 cubic feet. On the other hand, some models have a hands-free touch-screen liftgate and a hidden compartment beneath the cargo floor.

Which 2019 Kia Sportage Trim Level Is Right for Me?

Kia offers three trim levels for the 2019 Sportage: the LX, EX, and SX Turbo. The base LX trim’s 181-horsepower engine is adequate for driving around town, but it comes with only a limited list of standard features. The EX trim adds an upgraded infotainment system, smartphone integration technology, and other comfort features. A 240-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine can only be found in the top-level SX Turbo trim level along with some other features.

Kia Sportage LX Standard Features: 

  • 181 Horsepower Base Engine
  • Six Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Rearview Camera
  • Satellite Radio
  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Six Speaker Stereo
  • 5 Inch Touch Screen
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Port

Kia Sportage EX Features: 

  • Leather Upholstery
  • Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 7 Inch Touch Screen
  • UVO Infotainment System
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Kia Sportage SX Turbo Features: 

  • 240 Horsepower Turbo Engine
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Power Adjustable Passenger Seat
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Harman Kardon Audio System
  • Upgraded UVO System
  • 8 Inch Touch Screen
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Hands Free Power Liftgate

What is Covered Under Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned Warranty?

Certified pre-owned vehicles from Kia are those less than five years old and have fewer than 60,000 miles. When determining eligibility, the date of the initial sale of the vehicle is taken into account. On certified pre-owned Kias, the original 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty remains intact, as does a one-year/12,000-mile Platinum warranty on non-powertrain components. Kias with CPO certification must pass 164-point inspections. Check the Kia warranty page for additional benefits such as towing and roadside assistance. Among affordable car manufacturers, Kia offers one of the best CPO programs.

What Are the Differences Between the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2019 Kia Sportage?

There are fewer features available on the base trim of the 2019 Sportage than on the base trim of the 2018 model, and heated rear seats are no longer standard equipment. Aside from these differences, neither model differs significantly from the other.

2018 & 2019 Sportage Comparison

Based on its redesign for 2017, the following key changes were made to the Kia Sportage for the 2019 model year:

Year Model 2017 Sportage: With the Sportage 2017, Kia has completely redesigned the interior and exterior with a 5-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, and substantial added passenger and cargo space

Year Model 2018 Sportage: Some trim levels have reshuffled the available features

Year Model 2019 Sportage: A few features were removed from the base LX trim, including heated rear seats

Advanced SUV Features To Watch Out For Today

  • Power Folding Rear Seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Cruise Controls
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Avoidance System
  • Backup Camera
  • Many Others!

Aside from the 2019 Kia Sportage, if you’re interested in a lower or higher model, check out our used 2017 and 2020 Kia Sportage model units.

Looking for Quality Used Crossover SUVs?

The Kia Sportage is an excellent SUV with a roomy interior and numerous safety features for everyday commutes in Edmonton. The model years 2017, 2019, and 2020 are available at North Edmonton Kia today, in our used inventory.

Looking for a comfortable crossover with heated seats and plenty of cargo capacity for easy loading? With your very own 2019 Kia Sportage from North Edmonton Kia, you can enjoy a comfortable journey.