If you happen to’re choosing the 2020 Kia Sportage over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2020 Kia Sportage. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2020 Kia Sportage occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia Sportage gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2020 Kia Sportage, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of car. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Kia Sportage’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2020 Kia Sportage’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Kia Sportage are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Kia Sportage additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Kia Sportage contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia Sportage, which pushes the 2020 Kia Sportage into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.