The 2022 Kia Sportage is about to be officially revealed. A versatile, affordable SUV, the 2022 Kia Sportage slots between the Kia Seltos and Kia Sorento as a small (but not too small) SUV. The 2022 Sportage has two rows that allow for up to five passengers, and a top-notch infotainment system. There are several trims you can buy; so how much is a fully loaded 2022 Sportage?
How much will the 2022 Kia Sportage cost?
The base model 2022 Kia Sportage, the LX, costs $24,090. This comes with a 181-horsepower four-cylinder engine. You can always upgrade to one of the higher trims, though. The 2022 Sportage Nightfall Edition costs $28,090, while the Sportage EX comes in at $28,390. The Kia Sportage SX Turbo will start at $33,750. Each of these Sportage models comes with front-wheel drive, though you can add all-wheel drive to any of them for $1500.
Which Sportage package is all-new for the 2022 model year?
Kia didn’t make a whole lot of changes to the 2021 Kia Sportage for the 2022 model year, but it did add the 2022 Kia Sportage Nightfall Edition. Previously this was a package that could be added on to the Kia Sportage. Instead of being a package, the Nightfall Edition will be a trim that replaces the S trim from 2021.
In addition, there are options you can add to the base trim of the 2022 Kia Sportage. For example, you can add heated from seats and keyless entry. And the EX model comes with a panoramic sunroof. These may seem like small additions to an already great SUV, but they can allow you to customize your 2022 Sportage to be exactly how you want it.
What else comes in the 2022 Sportage?
The 2022 Kia Sportage comes with an impressive infotainment system. U.S. News says that it’s simple to use and the graphics look good. It comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2022 Sportage also has voice recognition, a six-speaker stereo, and USB ports.
Perhaps one of the most disappointing aspects of the 2022 Kia Sportage is its cargo space. It has only 30.7 cubic feet behind the rear row, though you can get 60.1 cubic feet if you fold down the third row. This is less than many compact SUVs have, so if you plan on using your Kia Sportage to carry a lot of goods or luggage frequently, you might want to upgrade to the Kia Sorento.
If you’re in the market for a compact SUV, the 2022 Kia Sportage may be just what you’re looking for. It’s a great SUV if you have a small family or you just want a vehicle that allows you to sit higher up. Although there isn’t a ton of storage space in the 2022 Sportage, if this isn’t something you’ll often need, it may not be a barrier to choosing the Sportage. And for the price, it may be a concession that you find worth making.