2022 Kia Sportage Review

2022 Kia Sportage Review

Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve conducted a thorough investigation into the 2022 Kia Sportage. In this comprehensive report, our team at The Kia Store focused on the Kia Sportage’s performance, safety, and trim levels to determine how revolutionary this Kia SUV truly is.

Now, we’re here to present our evidence for the people of Louisville, and Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN. It’s time for Exhibit A!

Exhibit A: Kia Sportage MPG & Performance

The claim: The Kia Sportage delivers an efficient yet thrilling performance with its turbocharged powertrain.

The first question we asked ourselves is the following: what powers the 2022 Kia Sportage? It turns out that it’s a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which churns out 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. However, we also discovered that there is an available turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. It delivers up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is a truly remarkable output that energizes commutes and road trips alike.

The next question we asked is, does the Kia Sportage’s performance affect its fuel economy? In short, it does, but it still maintains an eco-conscious drive, no matter if you choose Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or the available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. Take a look at this detailed chart to see the numbers for yourself.


EPA-estimated MPG with FWD

EPA-estimated MPG with AWD

Sportage LX

23 city/30 highway MPG*

22 city/26 highway MPG*

Sportage Nightfall Edition

23 city/30 highway MPG*

22 city/26 highway MPG*

Sportage EX

23 city/30 highway MPG*

22 city/26 highway MPG*

Sportage SX Turbo

20 city/28 highway MPG*

19 city/24 highway MPG*

As you can see, even if you upgrade to the available AWD system, you’ll still have a solid fuel economy along with a boost in traction.

Exhibit B: Kia Sportage Smart Safety

The claim: The Kia Sportage comes equipped with advanced safety systems to boost its driver’s awareness on the road.

Next, we shifted our investigation into the Kia Sportage and its safety features. Does it equip drivers with the necessary tools to remain vigilant on their trips? In short, we did find evidence to support this claim.

In fact, the 2022 Sportage is prepared with an arsenal of cutting-edge safety systems. A few that stuck out to us are:

  • Driver Attention Warning—This standard feature monitors your driving patterns to determine your attention level. If it’s time for a break from driving, it’ll alert you!
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning—With its radar-based detection technology, this available feature alerts you to any cars or objects in your blind spot zones.
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go—By monitoring the car ahead of you, this optional system maintains a preset distance and can even bring your Kia to a complete stop, if needed.
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection—This standard system warns the driver of an imminent frontal collision. By doing so, they can respond in time to reduce the severity of an impact or avoid it altogether.

Exhibit C: Kia Sportage Trim Levels & Packages

The claim: The Kia Sportage is available in unique trim levels and offers packages to customize it to the driver’s liking.

At this point in the investigation, the Kia Sportage was living up to its claims—but we still had to look into its trim levels and packages. After doing so, it’s clear that every Sportage trim is uniquely equipped with different technology and features. In total, the 2022 Sportage is available in four trim levels, which are:

  • LX
  • Nightfall Edition
  • EX
  • SX Turbo

After looking into their features, we determined that the Sportage SX Turbo is geared for the weekend explorers among us due to its front and rear skid plates, UVO link navigation system, and wireless phone charger. As for the Sportage LX, the base trim, it’s ideal for the daily commuter with its smartphone integration, 8-inch touchscreen display, and Lane Departure Warning.

Last but not least, we also found that the Sportage has numerous packages and accessories that can be added on to further customize it. They include:

  • LX FWD Value Edition Package—Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and more.
  • Nightfall FWD Premium Package—Leather-wrapped gearshift knob, Piano Black interior trim, wireless phone charger, and more.
  • EX Technology Package—8-speaker Harman Kardon® Surround Sound system, ventilated front seats, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and more.

The Verdict Is In on the 2022 Kia Sportage

This concludes our investigation into the Kia Sportage. With all of this evidence in mind, we’ve come to the following conclusion: the 2022 Kia Sportage does live up to its claims and is, in fact, an impressively efficient, safe, and customizable Kia SUV.

Due to these findings, our team is pleased to recommend it to drivers across Louisville and Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Indiana. If you have any further questions or would like to take the Sportage on a test drive, reach out to our team at The Kia Store today!

*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.




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