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2019 Kia Sportage EX: Best Affordable All-Wheel-Drive

2019 Kia Sportage EX: Best Affordable All-Wheel-Drive

2019 Kia Sportage EX: Ranked one of the Best Affordable All-Wheel-Drive in Canada by

Compact crossovers with all-wheel drive offer convenience and economy blended with performance and reliability. There's no shortage of choice in this segment, but one model in particular stands out as a great choice.


The 2019 Kia Sportage EX offers an appealing combination of features at an attractive price, and it recently scored highly in a market review by the website. What makes this popular SUV such a good deal?


Starting Price


With a starting MSRP of $31,695, the Sportage EX already represents good value for a crossover in this class. But with an updated 2020 release waiting in the wings, you can expect to get even better deals on the current 2019 version if you act quickly.


The Main 2019 Kia Sportage EX Features

2019 kia Sportage Looks and Design

What's more, if you opt for the 2019 model rather than waiting you'll still get an excellent set of features. As standard, the Sportage EX offers a 2.4L four-cylinder engine generating 181HP. The power is passed through an automatic 6-speed transmission, along with front strut and rear multi-link suspension designs.


The four-wheel-drive system provides reliable, seamless power distribution, and extra smoothness is given by downhill descent control and lock mode. While you might not want to push this crossover vehicle to off-road extremes, it's more than capable of handling severe weather and other difficult conditions.


The average fuel consumption figure of 10.5L per 100km means that the Sportage offers a winning combination of family economy and rugged performance.


Standard Safety


As you'd expect from a family-oriented crossover, the Sportage comes with a solid range of safety features as standard.


  • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist.
  • Dual front and side impact airbags with occupant sensing.
  • Overhead rear airbags.
  • Perimeter / approach lights.


Optional safety upgrades include front and rear parking sensors, a lane departure warning system, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.


Interior Features

2019 Kia Sportage Design: Interior, seating and infotainment

But the mechanical details of the SUV are only the start of the story. Your drive is made even more enjoyable by the Sportage EX's range of interior features. Seating four adults with ease, or two adults and three youngsters comfortably, this compact vehicle still manages to offer 868 litres of storage with upright seats, rising to 1,703 litres with the rear seat folded.


Comfort is enhanced by the standard infotainment features, which include:


  • Fully integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions.
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity.
  • 8.0" primary LCD monitor.
  • Additional first row LCD monitor.
  • Steering wheel entertainment system controls.


Warranty Details


Lastly, the Sportage EX comes with the industry-leading Kia warranty of 60 months or 100,000km, covering both powertrain and corrosion, along with 60 months of unlimited roadside assistance.


If you're searching through the crowded field of crossover all-wheel vehicles, this Kia is worth much more than a second glance. It hits the sweet spot of features, performance and price, making it an affordable luxury for every day driving. To arrange a test drive of the 2019 Kia Sportage EX in Calgary and see its quality for yourself, contact us online or call in to our dealership at 2256-23rd Street NE.

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