Comparison - Kia Sportage SX 2020 - vs - Lexus UX 250h 2021

General

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Also called:

Kia KX5

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
34,990
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
$
35,200
Updated: 
10 Nov 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
10.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pacific Blue
#4F5866
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Hyper Red
#9E212B
Burnished Copper
#965F3C
Black Cherry
#020202
Snow White Pearl
#FEFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#A5A6A8
Color: 
Eminent White Pearl
#f2f2f2
Caviar
#2e2e2e
Obsidian
#090909
Redline
#c42a28
Atomic Silver
#abaab8
Cadmium Orange
#bf3b17
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4f5052
Nori Green Pearl
#4b5137
Grecian Water
#0041AF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Kia Sportage ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable ride
Composed handling
Intuitive infotainment system
Roomy cabin with handsome materials

Cons
Below-average fuel economy estimates
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Sportage is refreshed, stylish, and competitive as ever, though its fuel economy is poor.

Pros
Distinctive looks
Good ride, taut handling
Optional turbo power
High-quality interior
Strong infotainment

Cons
Too thirsty
Polarizing styling
Difficult outward vision
Did we mention it's a guzzler?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Sportage comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Updated front and rear styling.New safety features, including adaptive cruise control.Standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Pros
Smooth ride quality
Spacious front and rear seating
Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons
Fuel economy isn't as good as mpg of some top rivals
Relatively modest cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2020, Kia tweaks the Sportage's already bold styling and adds more standard and optional features. While the exterior revisions aren't transformative, they give the Sportage a fresher and more assertive look than the previous year. Along with a new S trim level and different wheel designs, the interior receives some new content. Upgraded leatherette seats and wireless charging are now optional. Likewise, every cabin features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as an updated steering wheel and air-vent surrounds. The Sportage also adds more driver assists that include automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, driver-attention warning, pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Redesigned cargo area adds more capacity.New Black Line Special Edition package limited to 1,000 units.Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard.

Pros
High fuel economy
Lots of standard and optional safety tech
Maneuverable around town thanks to small dimensions

Cons
Infotainment interface can be difficult to use
Tepid acceleration
Limited rear legroom
Cargo area has a high liftover height

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Lexus UX taps design verve to hawk its cozy interior space and its middling performance.

Pros
Good looks outside
Inside, too
Frugal UX Hybrid
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, gratis

Cons
Drivetrain can drone
Short on acceleration
Gets pricey for its size
Cramped rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Lexus UX Hybrid's #9 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Lexus UX Hybrid has a score of 7.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Generous standard features list
Relaxed ride
Above-average fuel economy

Cons
Limited cargo space
Fussy infotainment controls
Lethargic acceleration

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
41.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
38.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
237hp
at 6 000rpm
181hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.20Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
177.00in
Width: 
73.00in
72.40in
Height: 
65.20in
60.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Front Track: 
63.30in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
103.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
37.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
36.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
33.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
55.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
52.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
52.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
17.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3765.00lbs
3605.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
320 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
USB with external media control
USB connection
6 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
18 x 7.0 in.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Run flat tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
LED headlamp
pre-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
SX Turbo Beige Interior Color Package
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Black Line Special Edition (Birch Interior)
Black Line Special Edition (Black Interior)
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
Door Edge Guards
Door Edge Film by 3M
Mudguards
Power Rear Door w/Kick Sensor
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Paint Protection Film By 3M
18" Gloss Black Machined Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
SX Beige Leather Interior
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holder
Head Up Display
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof
Wireless Charger
Key Gloves w/Lexus Logo
Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Navigation System w/10.3" Multimedia Display
Illuminated Door Sills
Carpet Cargo Mat
Key Gloves w/F Logo
All-Weather Floor Liners
All-Weather Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Beige, leather
#BB9272
Gray, leather
#9B9B9B
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#252525
Glazed Caramel NuLuxe, leatherette
#9b6849
Birch, leatherette
#a6a19d