Comparison - Kia Sportage SX 2020 - vs - Nissan X-Trail Ti 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
34,990
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
$
48,747
AUD
Updated: 
03 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
15.85gals
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: 
Brilliant Silver
#BDBBBC
Marine blue
#3A4E74
Ivory pearl
#F2F3E9
Gun Metallic
#5C5C5E
Diamond Black
#262324
Desert Dusk
#875837
Ruby red
#C81D22

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

A solid workhorse, with seven seats and a very comfortable ride.

Pros
Excellent ride comfort
Minimal NVH
Half-decent looker
Solid build quality
Plenty of internal storage
Great family car for the money
Standard safety features

Cons
Exceptionally poor infotainment system
Outdated switchgear and cabin
Poor bluetooth telephony
Tough competition

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The seven-seater Nissan X-Trail is currently the biggest SUV the firm builds. It’s a good-looking family car that rivals the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and the Skoda Kodiaq.
The X-Trail’s interior has a similar design to the one found in the Nissan Qashqai, so it’s simple to use if a little uninspiring to look at, and the car’s standard five-inch touchscreen display means there isn’t a sea buttons to contend with. While there is plenty or room for five adults inside, the two seats that fold out from the boot are best reserved for children. Even with them in place, though, the X-Trail has enough boot space for a few suitcases.

Pros
Comfortable
Well-equipped
Decent off-road

Cons
Third row seats are a bit cramped
Not exactly head-turning looks
CVT automatic is not as good as rivals with DSG

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The X-TRAIL TL is clearly not a 4WD as our beach run proved – and the diesel could be both more responsive at low rpm and more economical.
However, this is a comfortable, quiet, smooth and sure-footed medium SUV with plenty of room for holiday gear in the back.

Pros
Supple ride
Comfortable, versatile interior
LED headlights

Cons
Lack of low-rpm grunt
Fuel consumption higher than claimed
Foot-operated parking brake

By: 
motoring.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel consumption Combined (L/100km) 8.3
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
166ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
237hp
at 6 000rpm
168hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
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
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
Intelligent Key® with push button engine start
Cargo tie-down hooks (x4)
Carpet mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.40in
184.60in
Width: 
73.00in
71.65in
Height: 
65.20in
68.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
8.27in
Front Track: 
63.30in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
106.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
36.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
37.90in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
54.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
60.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
51.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.10cu.ft
33.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.70cu.ft
19.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
17.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3765.00lbs
3424.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD)
Instant & Average Fuel economy meter (in drive computer), distance to empty, average speed
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer
Headlight warning chime

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Heated mirrors

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
4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
Fold flat passenger seat
Bucket front seats
6-way power adjustable driver seat with slide/reclining/height adjust & power lumbar adjustment
reclining bench seat with pass-through
EZ Flex® seating system with 2nd-row 60:40 split seat folding
Heated front and 2nd row seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front suspension – Independent
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear suspension – Multilink
Suspension Info: 
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
Leather steering wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Simulated alloy steering wheel
Intermittent rear window wiper
Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
2nd row passenger air vents

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)
AUX
Bose premium brand speakers
8 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
USB with external media control
MP3 audio system
USB connection
Single CD player with MP3 capability, AM/FM radio, Digital radio, Aux, USB/iPod+ connectivity and NissanConnect™*
Colour 7" LCD QVGA Display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
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
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Halogen headlights with manual levelling
LED daytime running lights
Door mirrors with power adjustment
Chrome front grille
Body-coloured front & rear bumpers
Power assisted opening and closing tailgate with motion sensor activation
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
19" x 7.0"
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
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
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
High mounted stop light in rear spoiler
Automatic on/off headlights - twilight detection
Rain sensing, speed sensitive, variable intermittent front wipers
Child restraint anchorage (RH/LH ISOFIX# with top tether and centre top tether) - 2nd row
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) front and rear seatbelts (all)
Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
Knee bolsters
Intelligent Lane Intervention

Options

Packages: 
SX Turbo Beige Interior Color Package
Family Package
Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Snow White Pearl Premium Paint
Tow Hitch
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
Blindzone Mirrors- Heated
4-Piece Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
SX Beige Leather Interior
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats
Retractable Cargo Cover
4-Piece Floormats and 2-Piece Cargo Area Protector
4-Piece Floormats and 5-Piece Cargo Area Protector

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Beige, leather
#BB9272
Gray, leather
#9B9B9B
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#AD9A86
Charcoal, cloth
#1B2123