Most 2024 Kia Sportage Shoppers Are More Interested in 1 Trim Than the Rest
The 2024 Kia Sportage presents a relatively spacious interior for a compact crossover SUV. While Kia offers seven 2024 Sportage trim levels, one source has already crowned the relatively modest EX trim as the most popular. Although the different trims provide various levels of driver assistance, interior luxury, and exterior flair, they all use the same 187-hp 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder that makes 178 lb-ft of torque backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Let’s review the 2024 Kia Sportage trims and see which one is right for you.
2024 Kia Sportage trims level comparison
2024 Sportage LX
Kia’s entry-level 2024 Sportage LX trim offers seven exterior color options, including two blacks, two pearl whites, two grays, and silver. Inside, you’ll get black cloth seats as your only option. The LX comes with standard front-wheel drive like most Sportage trims, with available all-wheel drive that adds $1,800 and includes:
- A center-locking differential.
- Heated front seats.
- Heated side view mirrors.
- A space-saver spare tire.
Standard LX driver assist safety features include:
- Forward collision avoidance with car, pedestrian, and cyclist detection
- Rear parking distance warning
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist
- Lane-following assist
- Driver attention warning
- Rear occupant alert
2024 Sportage EX
The 2024 Kia Sportage EX, which Edmunds lists as the most popular trim, carries an MSRP that starts at $29,090. However, the site reports most people ultimately pay $32,258. The EX trim offers five exterior color choices: Ebony Black, Glacial White Pearl, Everlasting Silver, Sapphire Blue, and Gravity Gray. Interior options include the perforated SynTex seat trim color choices: Black or Misty Gray.
The EX trimmed 2024 Sportage models include the following driver assistance safety features in addition to the LX features:
- Blind-spot collision avoidance
- Rear cross-traffic collision avoidance
- Safe exit warning
2024 Sportage X-Line AWD
As the name implies, the 2024 Kia Sportage X-Line AWD features standard AWD, and its MSRP starts at $31,890. While it was the most popular Sportage trim in 2023, its higher price likely led to more consumers opting for the lower EX trim. Additional X-Line exterior color options include Jungle Green, Dawning Red, and Wolf Gray, with interior options including black or sage green perforated and quilted SynTex seat trim. Finally, the X-Line AWD includes the same driver assistance features as the EX trim.
2024 Sportage SX
The 2024 Kia Sportage SX trim starts at $32,590 and is the only trim without an AWD option. It offers the same exterior colors as the X-Line AWD except for Jungle Green and adds a Carmine Red SynTex seat trim in addition to the black. The SX trim improves upon the lower trims’ driver assistance features with:
- Forward collision avoidance with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection
- Navigation-based smart cruise control with stop & go – curve
- Highway driving assist
2024 Sportage SX Prestige
The 2024 Kia Sportage SX Prestige includes the same color options inside and out as the SX trim but starts at $34,590. Buyers once again have the choice between FWD and AWD at additional cost. The SX Prestige trim adds the following driver assistance features:
- Blind-spot view monitor
- Front parking distance warning
- Reverse parking collision avoidance assist
- Surround view monitor
2024 Sportage Pro
The $36,090 2024 Kia Sportage Pro trim adds two-tone exterior color options, such as Glaciel White Pearl, Wolf Gray, and Jungle Green, each trimmed in Ebony Black with your choice of Black or Sage Green SynTex seat trim. AWD is the only drivetrain option. The Pro trim also offers the same driver assistance features as the SX.
2024 Sportage Prestige
The top-trimmed Kia Sportage Prestige starts at $37,890, offers the same color combinations as the Pro, and only comes with AWD. It also provides the same driver assistance features as the SX Prestige trim.
Why is the 2024 Kia Sportage EX the most popular trim?
In addition to Edmunds naming the EX trim as the most popular, Car and Driver also recommends the 2024 Kia Sportage EX as the trim to buy. Its popularity shouldn’t be a surprise since the budget-friendly EX trim comes well-equipped with the following:
- LED projector headlights
- 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
- Remote start
- Smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto