Kia might not be one of the most recognizable names in the crowded auto industry. But in recent years, increasingly more drivers have been taking notice. Kia’s vehicles have always been affordable and adaptable – and today, they’re even more appealing to drivers.

One reason so many drivers are looking to Kia for their next vehicle is value. While most SUVs are expensive, the Kia SUV lineup is affordable and filled with features every driver will love. You can hit the road for less than $30,000 in a Kia crossover or SUV. 

So, if you’re looking for a top-notch SUV that packs a lot of value for its price, you need to check out the 2020 Kia lineup. Here are the SUVs you’ll find offered by Kia for the current model year.

2020 Kia Soul

MSRP: Starts at $17,490.

Fuel Economy: 25 MPG city / 31 MPG highway / 27 MPG combined

Available Engines

  • 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower.
  • Turbo 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower.

Updates for the 2020 Model Year

For the 2020 model year, the Kia Soul got a complete redesign. And that means this compact crossover SUV is better, fresher, and more feature-filled than ever before. This vehicle now has a more powerful engine available as the base option – and it’s more efficient too, which will help drivers save on fuel. The Soul is also rocking a totally new look on its exterior. Though it’s still boxy, it’s also sleeker, more stylish and funky, and very roomy on the inside.

One area that really shines with updates for 2020 is the technology inside the Kia Soul. The 2020 Soul comes loaded with tech that wasn’t previously available. In the driver’s seat, buyers will find a heads-up display, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, and wireless charging. Safety technology is also updated and upgraded. Drivers will get help with features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and forward collision avoidance assistance.

2020 Kia Sportage

MSRP: Starts at $23,990.

Fuel Economy: 23 MPG city / 30 MPG highway / 26 MPG combined

Available Engines

  • 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower.
  • Turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower.

Updates for the 2020 Model Year

The Kia Sportage is a staple in Kia’s SUV lineup, and it’s only gotten better for the 2020 model year. This SUV has received a few style updates to bring its exterior design into the new decade. Now, the Sportage is wearing a new front and rear fascia, a new grille, and new headlights with LED turn signals. The 2020 Sportage looks cooler, and there are new color and wheel options to choose from too.

Inside, the 2020 Sportage has even more updates to love. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard, and it’s now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Leatherette seating is an option – and a new steering wheel is found in every version of the Sportage. Wireless charging is also available, but you’ll have to upgrade your trim level or package to get it. The newest safety technology can also be found in the 2020 Sportage, including automatic emergency braking, driver attention warnings, and lane departure warning.

2020 Kia Sorento

MSRP: Starts at $26,990.

Fuel Economy: 22 MPG city / 29 MPG highway / 25 MPG combined

Available Engines

  • 2.4 liter 4-cylinder with 185 horsepower.
  • 3.3 liter V6 with 290 horsepower.

Updates for the 2020 Model Year

The Kia Sorento is another staple in the 2020 Kia lineup. It’s been a favorite of drivers for many years, and this year will be no different. Because the Sorento is such a solid SUV, Kia decided to keep the vehicle pretty much the same – with just a few slight updates inside and out. There are some small changes to the front and rear bumpers, along with some new lighting features.

But where you’ll see the biggest changes on the 2020 Kia Sorento is inside. The newest models are available in five different trim levels, giving you one more option than in previous years. Upgrading your trim level will enhance your interior features and options. But no matter which version of the Sorento you choose, you’ll enjoy a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a rear camera, and remote keyless entry. 

2020 Kia Telluride

MSRP: Starts at $31,890.

Fuel Economy: 20 MPG city / 26 MPG highway / 23 MPG combined

Available Engines

  • 3.8 liter V6 with 291 horsepower.

Updates for the 2020 Model Year

If you’re looking for the newest of the new, you’ll love the 2020 Kia Telluride. This SUV is all new for 2020 – it’s the very first year this vehicle has ever been offered. It’s based on the popular three-row Sorento, but it’s both bigger and better in its size and features. The Telluride can tow up to 5,000 pounds, seat up to eight passengers, and tackle just about any road condition.

Inside the 2020 Telluride, you’ll find a ton of the latest technology and tech-savvy features. This SUV comes with a smart key, an 8-inch touchscreen display, smart cruise control with stop and go, and one-touch slide and fold seats. The safety technology is top notch. Features include automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, and even ultrasonic sensors that create a rear occupant alert.

Choose Your 2020 Kia SUV Today

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Kia SUV? Each model in the lineup, from compact crossover to full-size SUV, offers something different for every type of driver. And with plenty of updates and upgrades across the 2020 Kia lineup, you’re sure to find an SUV that suits your budget and driving needs. 

Throughout the year, make sure to keep an eye on discounts, incentives, and deals. Kia dealerships offer regular sale events, including seasonal specials, that could make these SUVs even more affordable. By searching for these deals, you may be able make a new 2020 SUV even more affordable.

Heather Fishel is a freelance writer who writes for many different interests and audiences. She’s covered topics ranging from productivity to psychology to education to finance on sites that include WonderHowTo, War History Online, Niche, and Livestly. She is the author of Fidget!, a nonfiction book that examines the connections between creativity, focus, and the brain.