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The 2020 Kia Sportage Is Crazy (Just Kidding, It’s a Mild Refresh)

A new trim level, some mild visual tweaks, and a bigger standard screen highlight the changes.

The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage debuted at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with a revised front fascia and other subtle changes. Additionally, a new S trim joins the lineup, slotting between the LX and EX grades, though Kia hasn’t fully detailed that model. A host of new features are now available on the 2020 Sportage, including new active driver assistance tech like lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and Driver Attention Alert.

All 2020 Kia Sportage models now come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. New wheel designs ranging in size from 17 to 19 inches are also available, as is faux leather upholstery. Higher trims will be offered with LED headlights and fog lights, navigation, and a wireless charging pad.

A 181-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder comes standard on the 2020 Kia Sportage and a 2.0-liter turbo-four is available only on the SX trim. All 2020 Sportages will come exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission, and while EPA fuel-economy figures haven’t been released yet, there’s no reason to believe they’ll change. Front-wheel drive comes standard while all-wheel drive is optional.

The 2020 Kia Sportage will go on sale the first half of 2019, and pricing will be announced closer to that date.