In the event you’re opting for the Kia Sportage 2019 over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the Kia Sportage 2019. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Kia Sportage 2019 occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Sportage 2019 provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The Kia Sportage 2019, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Kia Sportage 2019’s ride and driving expertise start to fall according to extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the Kia Sportage 2019’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Sportage 2019 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia Sportage 2019 also provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Sportage 2019 fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Sportage 2019, which pushes the Kia Sportage 2019 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.