Friday, August 24, 2018


The 2019 Kia Sportage enters its third year as a carryover having been completely redesigned in 2017.  Sportage is the bold, standout personality in the small, crossover utility vehicle  segment and offers increased refinement, clever spaciousness and smart technology. Kia’s award-winning Sportage is available in three trim levels—LX, EX, and SX Turbo— and offers advanced technology features including Blind Spot Detection, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as optional equipment1. All trim levels are available with optional Magna Dynamax intelligent, fully active AWD with locking differential which is designed to sense, anticipate and enhance traction requirements for a variety of road and weather conditions2.

Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP3 (excludes $995 destination): 
  • LX 2.4L FWD:
  • LX 2.4L AWD:
  • EX 2.4L FWD:
  • EX 2.4L AWD:
  • SX 2.0L Turbo FWD: 
  • SX 2.0L Turbo AWD:
  • 2.4-liter GDI I-4:  
181 hp and 175 lb. ft. torque; 6-speed automatic
  • 2.0-liter T-GDI I-4:
240 hp and 260 lb. ft. torque; 6-speed automatic
Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined)4
  • LX 2.4L:
23/30/26 FWD

21/25/22 AWD
  • EX 2.4L:
22/29/25 FWD

21/25/23 AWD
  • SX 2.0L Turbo:
21/26/23 FWD

20/23/21 AWD
Available Drive Assistance Features:1
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking:
    • Std: SX
    • Opt: EX
  • Forward Collison Warning: 
    • Std: SX
    • Opt: EX
  • Lane Departure Warning: 
    • Std: SX
    • Opt: EX
  • Blind Spot Detection: 
    • Std: EX, SX
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: 
    • Std: EX, SX
  • Dynamic Bending Lights: 
    • Std: SX
  • Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink: 
    • Std: SX
    • Opt:  EX
Dimensions (in.): 
  • Overall Length:
  • Overall Width:
  • Overall Height:
LX, EX, SX 2WD:  64.4 (without roof rails) / 64.8 (with roof rails)

LX, EX, SX AWD:  64.8 (without roof rails) / 65.2 (with roof rails)
  • Wheelbase:
  • Max Cargo Capacity:
129.3 cu.ft.
  • Curb weight (maximum lbs.): 

    • LX, EX:
3,596 FWD / 3,739 AWD
    • SX:
3,898 FWD / 3,997 AWD

1 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel.
2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.”
3 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.
4  Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018


2019 Sorento
Kia Owners Reported Fewer Issues Within the First 90 Days of Ownership than All Other Non-Luxury Car and Truck Brands in the U.S.
  • After ranking highest in the entire industry in 2016 and 2017, Kia’s reported problem levels remain unchanged from 2017 to capture the top mass market automaker spot
  • Sorento SUV and Rio subcompact models topped their respective segments
IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2018 – For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles.  Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed second and the Forte (Compact Car) placed third in their respective segments.
“Ranking number one among all mass market brands for four consecutive years leaves no doubt as to the world-class quality and craftsmanship instilled in every car and SUV that Kia builds,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer and EVP, Kia Motors America. “With two segment winners and four additional models finishing in the top three of their respective segments, the evidence of Kia’s progression and focus on the ownership experience is overwhelming.”
The annual report analyzed responses from 75,712 respondents with regards to 240 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance and a broad range of quality issues reported by vehicle owners. 
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly built in West Point, Georgia.*
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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.