Unlike other fresher rivals, the Kia Sportage is beginning to show its age, but the compact crossover still has a stylish design and endearing driving characteristics. In hindsight, Kia wants to maintain customer satisfaction with the SUV’s stylish and well-made cabin, which makes up for its lack of cargo and passenger space.

Unlike other fresher rivals, the Kia Sportage is beginning to show its age, but the compact crossover still has a stylish design and endearing driving characteristics. In hindsight, Kia wants to maintain customer satisfaction with the SUV’s stylish and well-made cabin, which makes up for its lack of cargo and passenger space.

2022 Kia Sportage back view
2022 Kia Sportage back view

Although Kia’s engine is pretty inadequate and sometimes unremarkable, a more potent turbocharged variant is offered for nimbler mobility for this model, but another drawback is that it is quite expensive compared to the rest of the line. Nevertheless, the 2022 Sportage is an enjoyable and sufficient car. 

Trim Levels 

The trim levels available are the LX, Nightfall, EX and SX Turbo For the 2022 model year, Kia makes only minor adjustments to the Sportage lineup, replacing the S trim level with the previously available Nightfall Edition package. The newly renamed Value Edition package, which now comes standard on the lowest LX model, also adds amenities that were previously only available on more expensive trims.

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2022 Kia Sportage side view
2022 Kia Sportage side view

The list also includes heated front seats, push-button start, passive keyless entry, and 18-inch black alloys. The EX Technology package and SX Turbo models both add 10 years of free map updates, new software, and features for their navigation systems. Additionally, every Sportage EX now includes a panoramic sunroof.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

What’s in the Sportage’s engine determines how it will drive. Most variants have a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower, which is quiet but adequate for most people’s needs. The 237-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four, which is only offered on the top-tier SX Turbo trim, is what those seeking a zestier choice with quicker acceleration would choose. The all-wheel-drive SX Turbo isn’t as quick as the FWD versions of the old models. It makes up for this with the quick reflexes provided by its six-speed automatic transmission, which is a standard feature on all models. The two engines’ driving enjoyment also doesn’t differ significantly, albeit the turbocharged engine can make routine milk runs exciting.

Actual MPG and Fuel Efficiency

The Sportage is not a go-to car when it comes to fuel efficiency. According to ratings, the front-drive, standard Sportage achieves 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the interstate. When all-wheel drive is included, the figures decrease by 1 and 4 mpg, respectively. Ratings for the front-drive turbo model are 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. However, with all-wheel drive, those numbers fall to 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the interstate. 

Cargo, Exterior and The Interior

2022 kia sportage interior
2022 kia sportage interior

Since this Kia’s interior has been compared by several reviewers to Audi products, Kia must be doing something right. The Sportage’s interior design is excellent, and it is filled with a complement of high-quality materials and clever, useful amenities. It has ample room for passengers but not for freight. Adults can fit in the rear seats, but some people might object to how low the seat cushion is placed. Its seat-down luggage capacity and movable load floor somewhat make up for the class’s limited cargo space and lack of storage space for smaller goods. 

Full 2022 kia sportage interior
Full 2022 kia sportage interior

Connectivity and Infotainment System

Each model has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The tactile knobs and buttons make the system simple to use, but the menus’ small icons and unattractive design detract from how upscale the rest of the interior appears. Wireless device charging and built-in navigation are desirable features of the model. 

Price  

While we love the speedy turbocharged model, it’s hard to justify its price given that the less powerful engine is still enjoyable to drive. The 2022 Kia Sportage is a relatively affordable car. It has been valued at

  • 2022 Kia Sportage LX FWD – $25,305
  • 2022 Kia Sportage Nightfall – $29,305
  • 2022 Kia Sportage EX FWD – $29,605
  • 2022 Kia Sportage SX Turbo FWD – $34,965

2022 Kia Sportage price in Nigeria should be higher than the purchase price above as some factor would be considered since its imported, Custom duties, Clearing etc, after all this 2022 Kia Sportage pricing in Nigeria will start from ₦25 million to ₦30 million.

Release Date For The 2022 Kia Sportage

The new model of the Kia Sportage was released on the global market in January  2022.

Based on reviews, the 2022 Kia Sportage has been praised for its interior, its sufficient turbo engine, and satisfying ride-and-handling traits, but the drawbacks of the car are not promising, due to the tight cargo space, inefficient fuel economy, and the turbo engine, which is limited to the expensive model.

Kia debuted a lightly refreshed version of its popular Sportage compact crossover SUVtoday at the Chicago auto show.
Kia debuted a lightly refreshed version of its popular Sportage compact crossover SUV today at the Chicago auto show.

2022 Kia Sportage Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS 2022 KIA SPORTAGE
Engine Type Gas
Transmission 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Drive Type Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Cylinders Inline 4
Combined MPG 26 MPG
Total Seating     5
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy) 23/30 MPG
Combined MPG 26 MPG
Fuel tank capacity 16.4 gal. Engine
Base engine size 2.4 L
Cylinders Inline 4
Horsepower 181 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 175 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a second-hand Kia?.

The Kia is quite an inexpensive and reliable car compared to its competitors. The average price listed for a second-hand Kia should be around 5 million naira to 10 million

Where can I buy a second-hand Kia?.

You can get both your second-hand and brand-new Kia models at Carmart. You can scroll through our website to see the list of cars we have for sale and choose the one that suits you best, or reach us via our other platforms.

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