Our automaker's latest compact crossover has returned to our Fallston, MD Kia dealer everything a traveling Baltimore-area family could hope to find in a new SUV. An alternative to the everyday, it's powerful, sporty, and comfortable, not to mention highly economical with fuel. See why it's still a favorite right here at Jones Kia!

In trims ranging from LX and EX to the high-performance SX Turbo, 2019 Sportage offers something for everyone. Its two engine options reflect that efficiency-to-performance evolution. One is a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4 that delivers 175 pound-feet of torque. The other is a turbocharged 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder, churning out up to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet. In either case, handling's a breeze thanks to an electronically controlled six-speed auto transmission with Sportmatic® tech. Expect fuel efficiency around 23 MPG in a city like Bel Air, MD, 30 MPG on the highway to Lutherville, and 26 MPG combined between Parkville and Maryland beyond, according to EPA estimates. Plus, Dynamax&#trade; All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available to keep the trip capable across diverse terrain and through foul weather.

Safe to boot, the new Sportage is both durable, home to side-impact door beams and front and rear crumple zones, and a level ride, showcasing stability and traction control systems and hill start assist and downhill brake controls for managing slopes. There's also a LATCH child seat restraint system to help secure younger riders. Smart driver-assistance features abound as well. They range from a blind spot detector and autonomous emergency brakes to systems for changing and staying in lanes, staying aware of rear cross-traffic, and more. Plus, optional Parking Assist and a standard rear-view camera make slipping into place at your destination easy.

Of course, Kia Sportage offers no shortage of accommodations. Seating appears in your choice of woven cloth, tricot cloth with stain-resistant YES Essentials® fabric, or leather. Moreover, it's available heated and ventilated up front, and with dual-zone auto temperature control, an Auto De-Fog System, and a cluster ionizer available, you can get the cabin just the way you like it. Bring an optional panoramic sunroof into the mix, and you can enjoy agreeable days just as much.

Sportage is also the tech-savvy choice for the modern family on the go. A standard six-speaker audio system and 5-inch infotainment touchscreen become a 7- or 8-inch UVO system at higher trim levels, complete with voice-command navigation and SiriusXM Traffic updates, among other perks. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available for connecting your smartphone, and you can take your road-trip soundtrack off the charts via an optional Harman/Kardon premium surround-sound audio system, pushing 320 watts through eight speakers.

Finally, Sportage is exceedingly cargo-friendly. 60/40-split, folding, and reclining rear seating collapses to make available up to 60.1 cubic feet of space for luggage and essentials, accessible via an available Smart Power Liftgate®, and roof rails are options for anything extra. What's more, the SUV's 2,000-pound max towing capacity simplifies bringing a pop-up tent camper, a duo of dirt bikes, or another small trailerful along with you.

Check out the new Kia Sportage right here on our website to learn more, and then stop by and see us here on Belair Road at Jones Kia for a test drive. We'll show you what else is in store!

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