Powerful, yet thrifty with fuel; sporty, yet exceedingly comfortable; and expertly equipped for any southern California trek, the latest compact SUV doesn't disappoint. Now that it's back among its new Kia car and SUV kin for a new model year, Riverside Kia has the scoop on what's in-cabin and under the hood.

Choose among base LX, midrange EX, and high-performance SX Turbo trims. You'll find one of two engine options -- an efficient 2.4-liter I4 dishing 181 horsepower backed by 175 pound-feet of torque, and a workhorse 2.0-liter inline-four, delivering up to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet and turbocharged for an energetic feel. Pair it with the standard electronically controlled six-speed auto transmission, and you can expect great fuel economy to boot. Count on up to 23 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, and 26 MPG combined, according to EPA estimates and depending on trim.

Further, Dynamax&#trade; All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available, making the crossover just as capable across Golden State terrain as it is durable -- longevity provided by both front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams. Of course, it's just as safe, too, incorporating traction and stability control systems as well as a boatload of smart driver-assist features, like a blind spot detector, autonomous emergency brakes, and more. But step into the driver's seat, and you'll find the 2019 Sportage experience comes together in a slate of exceptional accommodations. They include:

  • A selection of seating in woven cloth, tricot cloth with stain-resistant YES Essentials® fabric, or leather
  • Optional front-seat heating and ventilation
  • Available dual-zone auto temperature control with auto de-fog and a cluster ionizer
  • An optional panoramic sunroof
  • A standard six-speaker audio system paired with a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Optional 7- or 8-inch UVO systems at higher trim levels, building in voice-command navigation and SiriusXM Traffic update support
  • Available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Optional Harman/Kardon premium audio, delivering 320 watts through eight speakers
  • Up to 60.1 cubic feet of cargo space with 60/40-split, reclining rear seating folded, accessible using an elective Smart Power Liftgate®
  • Much more!

Stop by and check out the new 2019 Kia Sportage for yourself right here at 8100 Auto Drive. We'll be glad to show you what else is in store!

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