The 2020 Kia Sportage is your ready companion if you are the adventure buff as this small SUV comes pre-equipped with all the necessary bells and whistles that an off-road vehicle must possess. The Sportage also comes as an AWD with Dynamix technology and a choice of a 2-liter engine with turbocharger. The Sportage is a robust compact crossover with stylish features, intelligent insets and road ready tech to keep you always connected. The iso-structure construction of its frame betrays its placement as a sport SUV. What remains to be seen is how sporty does the 2020 Kia Sportage act on the face of road challenges and we chose Kia dealer The Woodlands to carry out our assessment.
The 2020 Kia Sportage portrays an aggressive stance that’s ready to take on any off-road challenge that’s thrown its way. It comes in 4 road ready trims such as the LX, S, EX and SX Turbo. The LX starts off the war against competitors in its range with 17-inch alloy wheels, Sound absorption glass and a privacy glass. The matte black and bright chrome front grill means business and the front fascia is complete with LED daytime running lights and projector beam headlights with Auto headlight control and high beam assist. The SX Turbo takes this to a higher level with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights as part of the standard fitment and a Panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade.
Sport Styled Interiors
The interiors of the 2020 Kia Sportage are designed to complement the sporty exterior through impeccable sport styling. The highlight of the driver seat is 10-way power adjustment with 2-way power lumbar support. Additionally, you have a 6-way manual adjustment including height adjustment, so the driver always remains comfortable no matter how rough or long the ride is. Another highlight in the 2020 Sportage is the 8-inch touchscreen with AM/FM, Bluetooth and voice recognition. Safety and driver assist features such as forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection is made to help the users stay safe in the face of road challenges. The angled console is designed to make the controls easily accessible to the driver while on the go without losing focus and the dash is laden with state-of-art technologies to make your connected experience memorable. Features such as Wireless Charging, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability come out of the box and the presence of a Harman Kardon sound system makes things perfect.
Sport Ready Drivetrain
The Sportage comes with a sport ready combination of engines, transmission and drivetrain that’s sport ready and eager to perform optimally in the face of road challenges. A full-time Dynamax AWD takes on road challenges head on using electronic sensors to understand the condition and distributes power among the wheels accordingly. There is also a locking center differential that assists in extremely bad road conditions using low-speed traction control. Going by the suggestions from expert advisors at Kia dealership The Woodlands, the 2020 Sportage is also one of the best performers thanks to the 6-speed automatic transmission overdrive with Sportmatic, another Kia technology.