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2019 Kia Sportage – Engine and Transmission

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/13/2018 Eric Stafford
Engine and Transmission: The Kia Sportage has two engine options that include a potent turbocharged four-cylinder. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Kia Sportage has two engine options that include a potent turbocharged four-cylinder. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive.

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Compact crossovers don't get much quicker than the turbocharged Sportage. A trusty six-speed automatic transmission and a sedate yet effective non-turbo four-cylinder on base models fill the rest of the powertrain platter.

What's New for 2019?

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The Sportage still has an optional turbo and standard non-turbo powertrain that have zero changes. They're still complemented by the same six-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive.

Test Results: Acceleration, Kia Sportage 2.4L inline-four

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Test Results: Acceleration, Kia Sportage 2.0L Turbo inline-four

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For more information on the Sportage's engines and transmissions, you can read our in-depth review of the 2018 models.

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Continue Reading:

• 2019 Kia Sportage – Overview and Pricing
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

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