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2019 Kia Sportage Trims: LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo

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Kia Sportage Available in Matteson, IL

Now that you’ve decided the 2019 Kia Sportage is the right SUV for your daily drive, the next step is to determine which of the three trim levels has the features you want most. The team at Hawkinson Kia in Matteson, IL did the research for you by comparing the 2019 Sportage LX, EX, and SX Turbo trims in the following page. If you have any questions for one of our product specialists before reading further, contact our Kia dealership directly by calling (708) 251-4298.

 

Standard features of the 2019 Kia Sportage

Regardless of which 2019 Kia Sportage trim level you choose, there are a number of standard features you’re sure to appreciate. Check out the list below to learn about the features you can expect with the LX, EX, and SX Turbo trim levels.

  • Front-wheel-drive
  • Rear spoiler
  • Auto light control
  • Locking fuel filler door
  • Rearview camera
  • Multi-function steering wheel

2019 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX: What are the differences?

Do you know the differences between the 2019 Kia Sportage LX and EX trims? Continue reading to learn about the key differences in interior comfort, convenience, and exterior design below.

The interior of the Kia Sportage

Interior Comfort and Convenience

Whether you plan on using your 2019 Sportage to run errands or for your morning commute, you want to be comfortable at all times. Both the LX and EX trim levels have impressive options when it comes to comfort and convenience. View the table below to learn more.

2019 Kia Sportage Trims

Key Features

LX

Starting at $23,750 MSRP

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Cloth-trimmed seating
  • Six-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leatherette armrest door covering

EX

Starting at $26,600 MSRP

LX features plus:

  • 7-in. touchscreen display
  • Smartphone integration
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Gloss black interior trim

A silver Kia Sportage parked in front of a blue wall

Exterior Design

The Kia Sportage is a striking SUV with a bold presence. When it comes to key exterior differences between the LX and EX trims, you’ll notice the EX offers a more upscale look with chrome accents, while the LX has a uniform design with body-color accents. The table below details additional exterior design differences:

2019 Kia Sportage Trims

Key Features

LX

Starting at $23,750 MSRP

  • Matte black and chrome front grille
  • Body-color door handles
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Projector beam headlights
  • Heated rear glass
  • Power-adjustable exterior mirrors

EX

Starting at $26,600 MSRP

LX features plus:

  • Roof rails
  • Bright chrome door handles
  • Gloss black and bright chrome grille
  • Heated mirrors
  • Smart welcome
  • Windshield de-icer
  • Projector beam front fog lights

What comes with the SX Turbo?

Do you require premium amenities with your new SUV? The 2019 Kia Sportage SX provides cutting edge safety and technology features along with a powerful engine. The SX Turbo trim starts at $33,100 MSRP, and is powered by a 2.0L I4 turbo engine with an impressive 240 HP and 237 lb.-ft. of torque. Additional features you’re sure to appreciate include:

  • Heated sport steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 8-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • LED interior lighting
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Parking Assist with front and rear sensors
  • 8-speaker Harman/Kardon® audio system
  • 8-in. touchscreen with voice-command navigation

Further Reading

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo | Matteson, IL

If you’ve decided that the 2018 Kia Sportage is the perfect SUV for your weekly routine, it’s time to pick the trim package that best meets your sense of individuality. In order to help you determine which Kia Sportage trim package has the additional features on your wish list, the team of automotive specialists at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL have compiled the following review. Keep reading to learn more about the new Kia Sportage LX, EX, and SX Turbo.

Do you have any inquiries before you move on to the rest of this article? If so, we strongly encourage you to give our team members a call at (708) 746-0110 for answers.


2018 Kia Sportage

What Engine Options are Available in the 2018 Kia Sportage?

There are two impressive engine options available with the 2018 Kia Sportage, one of which has been turbocharged to give you that extra responsive performance you’ve been looking for from your next SUV. Whether you choose the 2.4L I4 engine or the 2.0L turbo I4 engine, you are going to love every second behind the wheel of your new Kia Sportage. Take a look at the table below for details on each engine’s performance ratings and trim package availability.

Engine

2.4L I4

2.0L Turbo I4

Horsepower

181 HP @ 6,000 RPM

240 HP @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

175 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

160 lb.-ft. @ 1,450-3,000 RPM

Transmission

Six-Speed Sportmatic®

Six-Speed Sportmatic®

Availability

LX, EX

SX Turbo


2018 Kia Sportage SX rear view exterior image

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo: Exterior Features

On the surface, each Kia Sportage trim package may look the same, but there are several unique differences to consider when making your final decision. Take a look at the table below for a list of the exterior features available with each trim option.

Trim

LX

EX

SX Turbo

Roof Rails

Opt.

Std.

Std.

Smart Welcome

N/A

Std.

Std.

Smart Power Liftgate™

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Power Folding Mirrors w/ LED Turn-Signal

Opt.

Std.

Std.

Solar Control Glass

Opt.

Std.

Std.

High Beam Assist (HBA)

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Opt.: Optional

Std.: Standard

N/A: Not Available


2018 Kia Sportage Interior

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo: Interior Comfort & Technology

Whether you choose the 2018 Kia Sportage LX, EX, or SX Turbo, you’ll enjoy a multitude of comfort, convenience, and technology features designed to enhance your daily drive, no matter the length. Interior and technology features available with each Kia Sportage trim package include:

Trim

LX

EX

SX Turbo

UVO w/ 8" Touch-Screen

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Harman/Kardon® Sound w/ Clari-Fi™

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Rear Camera Display

Std.

Std.

Std.

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Std.

Std.

Std.

Steering Wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters

N/A

Opt.

Std.

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Opt.

Std.

Std.

Opt.: Optional

Std.: Standard

N/A: Not Available


2018 Kia Sportage Blind Spot Detection demo image

2018 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo: Safety Features

Engineered with a full suite of passive and active safety systems designed to enhance your situational awareness while working to prevent collisions from occurring, the 2018 Kia Sportage is the ideal way to make sure you and your passengers are protected. Since each trim package comes with the complete set of safety systems, any one you choose will provide the peace of mind you’ve been looking for. Safety features available with the new Kia Sportage include:

  • Rollover Sensor
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Side-Impact Door Beams
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)

Schedule a Viewing of the 2018 Kia Sportage in Matteson, IL Today!

Now that you know which of the trim packages available with the Kia Sportage is right for your weekly routine, all that’s left to do is pick out your favorite model to take for a spin at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL. Head over to our new SUV inventory to see all of the impressive Kia Sportage models we have for you to choose from.

If you have any additional questions for our team of product specialists, feel free to contact Hawkinson Kia using our online form. If you would prefer speaking with one of our team members directly, you can do so by calling (708) 746-0110 anytime during our posted hours.

Have you decided which 2019 Kia Sportage trim level is right for you? Head over to the new inventory at Hawkinson Kia in Matteson, IL to find your favorite model, and then schedule a test drive by calling (708) 251-4298.

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