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Hi folks! Joined this page because I just leased a new 2019 Sportage EX, and thought I could use some help getting familiar with it.

I owned a 2015 Optima LX that I drove for 3 years, and thoroughly enjoyed. I leased it while I was a Parts Manager at a Kia dealership in Mass. When the lease came due, we were going to get another Optima, until she drove a Nissan Rogue SUV rental, and fell in love with the layout of SUVs. With the Kia loyalty money, coupled with the Military rebate, we settled on a 2019 Hyper Red Sportage EX, with the Premium Package, mostly for the heated mirrors, seats, and steering wheel, as well as the Panoramic Roof.

I will say that this is a far more complicated vehicle to learn than that Optima ever was; so many settings to learn. My one disappointment is that this $31,000 vehicle doesn't have an inside hatch release, or a remote hatch release. One would think that the EX model would come standard with that.

We are looking forward to getting familiar with the Sportage, then enjoying many happy miles with it - well, 36,000 miles, at least!

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Sportage and had a few cars in my life that had a remote hatch opener and i would look out and the trunk door or hatch was open because while remote was in my pocket the button was pushed !
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