2019 Kia Sportage Trims: What are the differences?

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The new 2019 Kia Sportage is a stylish and dependable compact SUV designed to upgrade your daily drive. The Sportage is available in three different trim levels, but which one is best suited for you? The experts at Paul Cerame Kia of St. Louis, MO have put together this trim comparison page to help you discover the differences between the LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo trim levels.

You can view all available 2019 Sportage models in our new inventory, and be sure to check out our special offers for impressive saving opportunities! If you have any questions, contact the Paul Cerame Kia team at (877) 239-0204.


You’ll be happy to learn that this impressive SUV is very affordable. View specific trim level prices below so you can compare the cost of the LX, EX, and SX Turbo.

2019 Sportage Trim Level

Starting MSRP





SX Turbo


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Engine Options

The 2019 Kia Sportage has two available engine options. While both are powerful, the 2.0L I4 Turbo engine produces significantly more horsepower, perfect for drivers looking for extra pep in their drive. View engine and performance details below:


2.4L I4

2.0L Turbocharged I4


181 HP

240 HP (FWD)

237 HP (AWD)


175 lb.-ft.

260 lb.-ft.

Trim Availability


SX Turbo

The interior of the 2019 Kia Sportage with a tan interior and black dashboard

Tech Features and Interior Comfort

You’ll be comfortable and connected every mile of the way in the new 2019 Sportage SUV. View the table below to discover what each model has to offer:

Trim Level

Key Features


  • Bluetooth® wireless technology hands-free connectivity
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Cloth-trimmed seating
  • Six-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leatherette armrest door covering


Includes LX features, plus:

  • 7-in. touchscreen display
  • Smartphone integration
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Gloss black interior trim

SX Turbo

Includes EX features, plus:

  • UVO with 8-in. touchscreen
  • Voice-Command Navigation
  • SiriusXM® Traffic
  • HD Radio™

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Safety Features

No matter which Kia Sportage model you choose, you will have an abundance of advanced safety features surrounding you and your passengers at all times. Standardly equipped safety features include:

  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Rollover Sensor
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Side-Impact door beams
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Rear child safety door locks

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LX vs. EX vs. SX Turbo

The 2019 Sportage LX is perfect for simple drivers who are content with the basics. For drivers who want a step up, the 2019 Sportage EX trim level is a great option. Although the LX and EX are both powered by the same engine, the EX offers more technology and interior comfort features to make your drive that much more enjoyable. For the drivers who crave maximum power and performance, the 2019 Sportage SX Turbo is the trim for you. Powered by a 2.0L Turbocharged I4 engine, the SX Turbo model is bound to surpass your expectations.

Schedule a Test Drive

If the 2019 Kia Sportage has intrigued you, be sure to schedule a test drive at our Kia dealership in St. Louis, MO to experience this impressive compact sedan on the road. If you have any questions, contact the Paul Cerame Kia team at (877) 239-0204.

A man putting his bags in the back of his 2019 Kia Sportage