2019 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX

2019 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX

When shopping for a compact crossover SUV you are sure to encounter many different options. With so many choices out there, it can be difficult to find something that really stands out. That’s where the 2019 Kia Sportage comes in. It boasts athletic styling and handling, a generous array of high-tech features, impressive warranty coverage and a comfortable cabin.

Choose from two powerful engine options, including a 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. There are also many sophisticated color choices and three trims, including the LX, EX and SX Turbo. Which model is right for you and should you choose the base LX or move up to the EX? Here are the key differences between the two trims.

2019 Kia Sportage LX


2019 Kia Sportage EX

Standard Rearview Camera Standard
5-inch Touchscreen 5-inch standard, 8-inch available
6-speaker  Sound System 6-speakers standard, 8-speaker
Kardon system available
Available Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Standard

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The most significant differences between the LX and EX models are the entertainment and convenience features available. Both models have the 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood and the option of all-wheel drive. The two do share many features, including automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, Bluetooth, a USB port, a touchscreen and a 6-speaker sound system. However, the LX has the option to add the available Popular Package, while the EX gets those features as standard.  

Adding the Popular Package to the LX model equips the Sportage with roof rails, heated front seats, a 7-inch Uvo touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, emergency services, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and much more. Moving up to the EX brings all the technologies from the LX and Popular Package and adds keyless ignition and entry, power-folding and heated mirrors, upgraded trim for the exterior and cabin, blind-spot monitoring, leather upholstery and much more.  

Do you want even more tech for your 2019 Kia Sportage? The EX is also available with optional tech packages, including the EX Premium and the EX Sport Appearance package. We invite you to compare and contrast all the options available for the 2019 Kia Sportage for yourself at Archer Kia. Our award-winning team can answer any questions you might have and help you find the perfect vehicle. Stop by and see us today!