2022 Kia Sportage

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Kia Sportage highlights

Customer rating


  • Comfortable and smooth ride
  • Spacious front and rear seating
  • Quiet interior at highway speeds


  • Underwhelming fuel economy
  • Wheel wells encroach on cargo space
  • Slow acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 24 highway, 21 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Kia Sportage?

  • The Sportage is available in a new trim called the Nightfall.
  • The S trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Sportage trims have been upgraded with Automated Parking as standard equipment this year.
  • Remote Start and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The EX trim now comes with Sunroof(s) as standard equipment.

2022 Kia Sportage trims

Curious how Kia Sportage trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 181-hp, 175-lb-ft of torque 2.4L
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control


  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • Automated Parking
  • Sunroofs
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • View our Kia Sportage EX inventory


  • Includes all features available on the EX
  • 240-hp, 260-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • 237-hp, 260-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • A/C Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Navigation System
  • View our Kia Sportage SX inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Sportage

1. Two engine options

The 2022 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV with two powerful engine options. The standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine produces 181 hp—more than enough power for zipping around town. With standard front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2022 Sportage with the 2.4L engine gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined fuel economy.

If you want a little more excitement, the premium SX Turbo trim swaps in a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, boosting output to 240 hp. The SX Turbo is ideal for long-distance cruising, especially when you consider that the 2.0L engine still gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway.

2. Spacious interior

If you're looking for a spacious and comfortable family SUV, the 2022 Kia Sportage is a great choice. A total of 98.6 cu-ft of passenger volume gives everyone more than enough space, especially with 41.5 inches of front-seat legroom and 38.2 inches of rear-seat legroom. In addition, there's 30.7 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the rear seats, which is perfect for holiday luggage or even a large grocery store haul. If you need even more storage space, you can fold down the rear seats and expand capacity up to 60.1 cu-ft—ideal for bulky cargo like furniture or sports gear.

3. Packed feature list

With a lengthy feature list spread across four trim levels, as well as extra option packages, there's sure to be a 2022 Kia Sportage that's just right for your lifestyle. Even the LX base trim has impressive features, including an eight-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto functionality. The EX trim adds a hands-free liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats for extra comfort. The EX trim also has an available EX Technology package, with extras like an enhanced Harman Kardon® sound system and a wireless smartphone charging pad.

4. Plenty of driver aids

The Kia Sportage has a wealth of driver aids to make even the most stressful commute an absolute breeze. The best part? Many of these features are standard on all 2022 Sportage trims, including a driver attention monitor to warn you if you become fatigued, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and forward collision mitigation. Just one up from the base LX trim, the Nightfall Edition adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, while the EX Technology package adds adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality.

5. Available all-wheel drive

The 2022 Kia Sportage offers optional all-wheel drive across the entire range, which can be very useful in bad weather or rough terrain. The premium SX Turbo trim maximizes that AWD grunt with performance-oriented features like a 2.4L turbocharged engine, larger front brakes, LED headlights, and steering wheel paddle shifters.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Kia Sportage an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sportage 7th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Kia Sportage features and specs

SX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.5"/R 38.2"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

165/1653 lbs.



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