New Kia Sportage 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Increased cost for Toyota RAV4 rival

For the second time in two months, Kia Australia has increased the pricing of the Sportage mid-size SUV, this time alongside the release of its 2021 model (MY21).

All Sportage variants are $300 more expensive than before, with the SUV line-up now starting from $28,690 plus on-road costs for the S 2.0-litre petrol FWD and topping out at $48,190 for the GT-Line 2.0-litre diesel AWD (see full pricing table below).

A Kia Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no corresponding changes have been made to the Toyota RAV4 rival’s standard specification for MY21, with its price rise due to exchange-rate pressures and the like.

As such, the Sportage is still offered in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range SX and SX+, and flagship GT-Line.

A 114kW/192Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine is available in the S, SX and SX+, with the former two available with a six-speed manual or torque-converter automatic, while the latter only comes with two pedals. Either way, front-wheel drive is standard.

Conversely, the GT-Line is offered with a 135kW/237Nm 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with the six-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.

A 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine is also available in all four grades. However, it exclusively comes with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.

2020 Kia Sportage pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
S 2.0-litre petrol FWD manual $28,690 (+$300)
S 2.0-litre petrol FWD automatic $30,690 (+$300)
SX 2.0-litre petrol FWD manual $30,790 (+$300)
SX 2.0-litre petrol FWD automatic $32,790 (+$300)
SX+ 2.0-litre petrol FWD automatic $37,990 (+$300)
GT-Line 2.4-litre petrol AWD automatic $45,290 (+$300)
S 2.0-litre diesel AWD automatic $36,090 (+$300)
SX 2.0-litre diesel AWD automatic $38,190 (+$300)
SX+ 2.0-litre diesel AWD automatic $43,390 (+$300)
GT-Line 2.0-litre diesel AWD automatic $48,190 (+$300)