Finally, Kia Sportage isn’t priceless anymore. In fact, the prices are officially announced for the US market. The starting price is $22,990 and it looks fairly low to me!
Anyway, at this price you’ll only get a front wheel drive system. It is, yet the smallest price for an SUV at this size, equipped with a powertrain close to its 2.4 l engine, matted to a six speed automatic transmission. Standard features include, amongst others, Daytime Running Lights, rear privacy glass, chrome windows surround, 5 inch touchscreen paired to a rearview camera, keyless entry, Drive Mode Select and not at last, 181 hp. For $1,100 more, an extra LX Popular package brings heated mirrors and front seats, power driver seat with power lumbar support, a tricot upholstery and roof rails. Pay $900 for the LX Cool and Connected Package, and you’ll get an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment system, with a 7 inch touchscreen and a dual zone auto climate control.
Next trim, the FWD Sportage EX starts at $25,500 and offers leather seat trim. You’ll also find a Start button, 18 inch wheels, gloss black exterior trim and fog lights. For an additional $1,900, the EX Premium Package adds Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and Blind Spot Detection, along with some comfort features: panoramic sunroof, power-folding mirrors and heated steering wheel. An extra package, including navi system with 8 inch touchscreen display, Harman Kardon audio system, ventilated front seats with 8-way power passenger seat, Front and Rear Parking Assist System, Front Collision Warning System, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning System and an Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, costs $2,700.
Finally, we’re in the high league, not just with the equipment level, but with the price also. For $32,500, a 2.0 litre Turbo engine, developing 240 hp will move an SX Turbo trim line, containing five interior colors, authentic dashboard stitching metal scuff plates, paddle shifters, D-shaped steering wheel, metal pedals, gloss interior black trim and a 4.2 inch color LCD instrument cluster. Outside, the famous LED “ice cube” fog lights and the LED tail lights, together with bi-Xenon HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light creates a high-tech image. The trim line also includes 19 inch wheels metal look skid plates, satin exterior trim, dual exhaust pipes, sport tuned suspension and larger front brakes. If you plan to go off road, for an extra $ 1,500 you can add a Magna Dynamax AWD system, including 50/50 locking center differential and torque vectoring.