2019 Kia Sportage engine performance

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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The Kia Sportage remains as one of the most popular models in the Kia lineup, partly because it is one of just a few crossover SUVs available. One reason why drivers everywhere love crossovers is their versatility. Crossovers like the Sportage offer more interior space, stronger capabilities, and generally stronger engines. Let’s explore that last point. Keep reading to learn more about the engine specs of the 2019 Kia Sportage. 

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What engine does the 2019 Kia Sportage have? 

The answer to that question depends on the trim level you choose. The LX (base) and EX models come with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 175 pound-foot of torque. Both trims come available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrains. This is also the most efficient option as it contributes to 30 highway mpg, 23 city mpg, and 25 combined mpg. If you’d like to maximize your power and sacrifice a bit of efficiency, the top-of-the-line 2019 Kia Sportage SX features a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The SX is also available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Those who upgrade their horsepower will still see up to 26 highway mpg, 21 city mpg, and 23 combined mpg. When properly equipped, the 2019 Sportage can also tow up to 1,650 lbs. 

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2019 Kia Sportage in Garden Grove CA 

This great SUV can be yours if you just take a little time and come check it out for yourself. Our lot is full of the 2019 Kia Sportage and they are all just dying to be driven. Do yourself a favor and take one for a test drive. We will guide you along the way of your car-buying experience and answer any questions you have. 

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