The 2020 Kia Sportage LX Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

September 9th, 2020 by

 

The Kia Sportage has gone through considerable improvements for its 2020 model, and currently rocks a refreshed design on both the front and rear, it also provides new owners with more features for driver-assistance as well as a new S level trim. The 2020 Sportage has also been improved inside of the cabin with goodies like a new steering wheel, a standard 8-inch touchscreen, and optional Leatherette seats. It’s enticing pricing, plethora of features, and its incredible 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty makes the 2020 Kia Sportage LX the perfect vehicle for Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

Engine and Drive

The Sportage’s standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine drives on 181 horsepower with 175 lb-ft of torque, which is pretty standard for a compact SUV. The available 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is far more superior, as it runs on an incredible horsepower of 240 with 260 lb-ft of torque, and provides the best performance should the buyer opt for all-wheel-drive. The only available transmission is a 6-speed automatic and with its help, the Sportage is rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds.

When deciding whether to get the 2.4-liter or the 2.0, it may seem obvious to get the latter. However, a shopper might want to take into consideration that the 2.4-liter still provides sufficient power and has better fuel economy. However, for those who make speed an absolute priority, the turbocharged Sportage SX model is your best bet. Also, the electric-assist steering of all Sportage models has an instinctual feel and its suspension provides great comfort for any driver.

Exterior

This Kia compact maintains its “Euro-centered” type of styling, but with some meaningful improvements for this year. The front gets a new grille, bumper, air intake, and skid plate. From behind, the refashioned bumper and skid plate have been allied with a new trim for the taillights and exhaust. Alloy wheels are also new, including optional 17-, 18-, and 19-inch sizes.

Interior and Features

The interior of the 2020 Kia Sportage will show itself to be pretty enjoyable owing to its supportive and comfortable seats, strategically placed controls, and red backlighting that allows for an easily read instrument panel once the sun goes down. There are plenty of storage spots to choose from as well as heated rear seats on higher trims. Back seat passengers will have plenty of legroom and can also recline their seats during those long road trips. This SUV provides a reasonable 30.7 feet of cargo space.

Every 2020 Sportage model includes an 8-inch touch screen, air conditioning w/ rear vents, Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes, emergency braking w/ pedestrian protection, lane-keep assist and automatic high-beam assist.

The latest S model tacks on paddle shifters, 18-inch wheels, power-folding rear view mirrors, roof rails, a black headliner and Leatherette seat trimmings. The EX model includes heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and genuine dashboard stitching, while the SX Turbo comes with leather seats, navigation, a heated steering wheel and a sport-tuned suspension. Other EX features include 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights and dual exhaust, as well as stainless-steel sport pedals, a 320-watt stereo, an electronic parking brake and front and rear parking sensors. S and SX Turbo models are geared with a flat-bottom steering wheel. 

Driver’s Auto Mart

The highly capable 2020 Kia Sportage has everything you need with its great selection of engine choices, high-tech features and affordable pricing, not to mention its marvelous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty as a plus. Driver’s Auto Mart is selling this Used Car of The Week for just around $19,000. Those who are interested in this vehicle can simply view our online pre-owned car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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