Kia Sportage LX vs. EX: Which is Right for You?

2020 Kia Sportage LX


2020 Kia Sportage EX


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Adaptive Cruise Control

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USB Ports

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Hands Free

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Proximity Key

181-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)


181-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)


26 mpg

Gas Mileage

26 mpg

Are you in the market for a new Kia Sportage? Are you trying to decide between the Sportage LX and EX? It’s a tough choice! Any one of the Kia Sportage trim levels would make a fine addition to any Oakville driveway. But, what are the differences? Which Sportage trim is right for you? To help you decide, we’ve put together below a detailed, side by side 2020 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX comparison.

2020 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX: Price

All of the Sportage trims are priced affordably. But you get a little more car with the EX than you do with the LX, so that’s reflected in the price. The starting MSRP for the 2020 Sportage LX is $23,990. The Sportage EX comes in just a little higher at $27,290.

2020 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX: What’s the Difference?

As you move up the Kia Sportage trim levels, more features, both standard and available, open up to you. So, the EX has extra features, like the hands-free liftgate and USB ports that aren’t found in the LX. Here are some of the extras you get when you upgrade to the EX:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (available)
  • USB Ports
  • Hands-Free Auto-Opening Liftgate
  • Proximity Key
  • Leather Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Knob Trim

To see how the Sportage stacks up against other competitors, compare the Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V at Suntrup Kia South.

2020 Kia Sportage LX vs. EX: What’s the Same?

You can expect the same sporty, fuel-efficient performance from both the Sportage LX and EX. Both vehicles can seat the same number of passengers. Here are some of the specs they have in common:

  • Engine – 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Horsepower – 181 hp
  • Seating – 5 passengers
  • EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage – 26 miles per gallon

2020 Kia Sportage Trim Levels

There are four Sportage trim levels available. Here’s a list with their starting prices:

  • Sportage LX – $23,990
  • Sportage S – $26,140 (popular with Mehlville)
  • Sportage EX – $27,290
  • Sportage SX Turbo – $33,590

If you’re leaning more towards the Sportage, you can compare the Kia Sportage vs. Hyundai Tucson and others in its class at Suntrup Kia South to see how the Sportage squares off against the competition.

Check Out the New Sportage at Suntrup Kia South of St. Louis

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Fenton, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today to get started!

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